The salary statistics of food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare food scientist and technologists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$38,800|
|25th Percentile Wage||$53,860|
|50th Percentile Wage||$70,930|
|75th Percentile Wage||$100,980|
|90th Percentile Wage||$134,300|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $134,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $38,800.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in seven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $73,570. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $54,890). For detailed food scientist and technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences|| |
|Scientific Research and Development Services|| |
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Engineering Services|| |
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services|| |
|Testing Laboratories|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .