Food Scientist and Technologists Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for food scientists and technologists in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food scientists and technologists among South 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,720
25th Percentile Wage
$34,820
50th Percentile Wage
$40,350
75th Percentile Wage
$73,250
90th Percentile Wage
$128,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,720.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.77
25th Percentile Wage
$16.73
50th Percentile Wage
$19.39
75th Percentile Wage
$35.22
90th Percentile Wage
$61.99

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food scientists and technologists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.99. The median hourly salary is $19.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.77.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food scientists and technologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,3503.12%-15.42%
201539,090-4.43%-
201440,820-50.47%-
201361,42024.18%-
201246,570--



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