Food Scientist and Technologists Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for food scientists and technologists in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food scientists and technologists amongst North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,840
25th Percentile Wage
$42,170
50th Percentile Wage
$55,830
75th Percentile Wage
$71,410
90th Percentile Wage
$94,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,840.

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
$55,830
-2.06% 12.63%
2016
$56,980
-11.43% -
2015
$63,490
-4.43% -
2014
$66,300
18.19% -
2013
$54,240
10.07% -
2012
$48,780
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in state of North Carolina ranges from $47,250 to $67,830. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in North Carolina is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,830. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $59,790). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$67,830
Raleigh-Cary
$59,790
Greensboro-High Point
$56,210
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,250




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