Food Scientist and Technologists Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,940
25th Percentile Wage
$48,290
50th Percentile Wage
$65,470
75th Percentile Wage
$76,530
90th Percentile Wage
$98,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.20
25th Percentile Wage
$23.22
50th Percentile Wage
$31.47
75th Percentile Wage
$36.79
90th Percentile Wage
$47.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food scientists and technologists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.18. The median hourly salary is $31.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.20.

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
201665,4708.94%8.35%
201559,620-12.48%-
201467,0606.38%-
201362,7804.43%-
201260,000--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in state of Texas ranges from $45,850 to $70,630. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in Texas is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $70,630. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $68,030). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$70,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$68,030
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$67,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$66,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$63,040
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$53,400
Fort Worth-Arlington
$52,560
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,850


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