The salary statistics of food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare food scientist and technologists salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) food scientists and technologists is $101,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $35,390.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in 14 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for food scientist and technologists occupations is the other food manufacturing industry with an annual salary $61,490. The lowest paying industry is the fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing industry (annual salary $54,070). For detailed food scientist and technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Other Food Manufacturing|| |
|Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging|| |
|Grain and Oilseed Milling|| |
|Food Manufacturing|| |
|Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing|| |
|Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Beverage Manufacturing|| |
|Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing|| |
|Animal Slaughtering and Processing|| |
|Dairy Product Manufacturing|| |
|Animal Food Manufacturing|| |
|Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing|| |
|Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing|| |
|Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .