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Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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.

Average Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,420
25th Percentile Wage
$52,990
50th Percentile Wage
$69,760
75th Percentile Wage
$96,850
90th Percentile Wage
$126,310

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 $126,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $40,420.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,760-9.83%2.29%
201576,62010.45%-
201468,610-0.52%-
201368,9701.17%-
201268,160--

Compare Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in six 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 $74,760. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $51,550). 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
$74,760
Scientific Research and Development Services
$74,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,760
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$68,740
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$54,630
Testing Laboratories
$51,550

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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