Food Scientist and Technologists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for food scientists and technologists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food scientists and technologists among Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,510
25th Percentile Wage
$53,560
50th Percentile Wage
$69,560
75th Percentile Wage
$90,240
90th Percentile Wage
$122,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food scientists and technologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,560
-0.60% 20.14%
2016
$69,980
12.13% -
2015
$61,490
6.18% -
2014
$57,690
0.47% -
2013
$57,420
3.26% -
2012
$55,550
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Food Scientists and Technologists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in state of Illinois ranges from $50,750 to $71,790. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $71,790. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $70,730). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$71,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$70,730
Rockford
$59,560
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$50,750




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