Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,040
25th Percentile Wage
$42,910
50th Percentile Wage
$50,260
75th Percentile Wage
$63,560
90th Percentile Wage
$81,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of educational 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 $81,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $36,040.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,260-1.53%4.91%
201551,0302.90%-
201449,550-1.37%-
201350,2304.86%-
201247,790--

Compare Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in four industries in the educational 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 educational services industry with an annual salary $50,260. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $49,800). For detailed food scientist and technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$50,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$50,210
Educational Services - State government owned
$49,800
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$49,800

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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