Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare food scientist and technologists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,990
25th Percentile Wage
$54,190
50th Percentile Wage
$68,280
75th Percentile Wage
$91,100
90th Percentile Wage
$103,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $103,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food scientists and technologists is $42,990.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,280
-4.63% -3.85%
2016
$71,440
-1.55% -
2015
$72,550
-1.08% -
2014
$73,330
7.19% -
2013
$68,060
-4.19% -
2012
$70,910
- -

Compare Food Scientist and Technologists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of food scientists and technologists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $97,250. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $47,200). For detailed food scientist and technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$97,250
Federal government, including USPS
$97,250
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$76,410
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$68,280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$63,310
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,110
State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,200

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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