Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

The salary statistics of food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare food scientist and technologists salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,280
25th Percentile Wage
$52,130
50th Percentile Wage
$68,700
75th Percentile Wage
$95,830
90th Percentile Wage
$125,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $125,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $40,280.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,700-3.13%15.37%
201570,8508.07%-
201465,1302.36%-
201363,5908.57%-
201258,140--

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

The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in four industries in the wholesale trade 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 grocery and related product merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $71,240. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $59,660). For detailed food scientist and technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$71,240
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$66,760
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$62,560
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$59,660

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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