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
$35,390
25th Percentile Wage
$45,170
50th Percentile Wage
$59,050
75th Percentile Wage
$77,410
90th Percentile Wage
$101,710

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,0500.61%6.99%
201558,6901.72%-
201457,6803.54%-
201355,6401.29%-
201254,920--

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

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
$61,490
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$60,640
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$60,450
Food Manufacturing
$59,040
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$58,970
Chemical Manufacturing
$58,780
Beverage Manufacturing
$58,640
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$58,560
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$57,940
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$57,860
Animal Food Manufacturing
$57,750
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$57,640
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$56,410
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$54,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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