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
$37,130
25th Percentile Wage
$52,190
50th Percentile Wage
$70,840
75th Percentile Wage
$96,120
90th Percentile Wage
$124,940

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 $124,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $37,130.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,840
3.02% 17.93%
2016
$68,700
-3.13% -
2015
$70,850
8.07% -
2014
$65,130
2.36% -
2013
$63,590
8.57% -
2012
$58,140
- -

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

The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in nine 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 farm product raw material merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $77,100. The lowest paying industry is the merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods industry (annual salary $57,950). For detailed food scientist and technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$77,100
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,840
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$71,240
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,140
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$67,690
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$67,690
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$62,560
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$59,660
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$57,950

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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