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 among Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,370
25th Percentile Wage
$54,390
50th Percentile Wage
$69,910
75th Percentile Wage
$78,590
90th Percentile Wage
$109,060

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 $109,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,370.

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
$69,910
-0.93% 30.24%
2016
$70,560
6.18% -
2015
$66,200
3.10% -
2014
$64,150
15.40% -
2013
$54,270
10.13% -
2012
$48,770
- -

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 $71,370. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $71,370. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $70,490). The lowest paying area is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $64,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$71,370
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$70,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$64,870
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$64,170




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