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 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,800
25th Percentile Wage
$43,160
50th Percentile Wage
$62,360
75th Percentile Wage
$76,420
90th Percentile Wage
$91,310

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 $91,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,800.

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
$62,360
-4.99% 3.78%
2016
$65,470
8.94% -
2015
$59,620
-12.48% -
2014
$67,060
6.38% -
2013
$62,780
4.43% -
2012
$60,000
- -

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 $71,260. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in Texas is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $71,260. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (mean annual salary $70,820). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$71,260
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$70,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$68,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$63,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$63,040
Fort Worth-Arlington
$60,010
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,670
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$53,400
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,850




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