Food Scientist and Technologists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,160
25th Percentile Wage
$51,980
50th Percentile Wage
$70,560
75th Percentile Wage
$88,360
90th Percentile Wage
$110,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $110,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.35
25th Percentile Wage
$24.99
50th Percentile Wage
$33.92
75th Percentile Wage
$42.48
90th Percentile Wage
$53.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food scientists and technologists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $53.13. The median hourly salary is $33.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.35.

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
201670,5606.18%30.88%
201566,2003.10%-
201464,15015.40%-
201354,27010.13%-
201248,770--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in state of Washington ranges from $64,170 to $74,070. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $74,070. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $71,500). The lowest paying area is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $64,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$74,070
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$71,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$68,490
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$64,170


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