Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,380
25th Percentile Wage
$43,100
50th Percentile Wage
$67,700
75th Percentile Wage
$99,360
90th Percentile Wage
$123,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of retail 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 $123,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $35,380.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,700
21.52% 27.74%
2016
$53,130
-6.55% -
2015
$56,610
3.66% -
2014
$54,540
-6.89% -
2013
$58,300
16.09% -
2012
$48,920
- -

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

The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in one industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. For detailed food scientist and technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonstore Retailers
$57,760

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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