Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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.

Average Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,650
25th Percentile Wage
$46,510
50th Percentile Wage
$59,260
75th Percentile Wage
$77,940
90th Percentile Wage
$102,180

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 $102,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $36,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,260
0.35% 7.32%
2016
$59,050
0.61% -
2015
$58,690
1.72% -
2014
$57,680
3.54% -
2013
$55,640
1.29% -
2012
$54,920
- -

Compare Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in 18 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 paper manufacturing industry with an annual salary $76,200. The lowest paying industry is the fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing industry (annual salary $55,000). For detailed food scientist and technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Paper Manufacturing
$76,200
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$76,200
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$63,130
Other Food Manufacturing
$61,600
Animal Food Manufacturing
$61,020
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$59,740
Beverage Manufacturing
$59,510
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,440
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$59,370
Chemical Manufacturing
$59,320
Food Manufacturing
$59,220
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$59,060
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$58,560
Chemical Manufacturing
$57,990
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$56,500
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$55,580
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$55,310
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$55,000

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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