Food Scientist and Technologists Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for food scientists and technologists in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food scientists and technologists among Wisconsin 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,460
25th Percentile Wage
$51,880
50th Percentile Wage
$62,750
75th Percentile Wage
$81,690
90th Percentile Wage
$101,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food scientists and technologists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,460.

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
$62,750
0.11% 7.55%
2016
$62,680
-0.35% -
2015
$62,900
2.88% -
2014
$61,090
2.37% -
2013
$59,640
2.73% -
2012
$58,010
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food scientists and technologists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $52,050 to $81,860. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $81,860. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is La Crosse (mean annual salary $78,500). The lowest paying area is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $52,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$81,860
La Crosse
$78,500
Green Bay
$76,940
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$75,310
Appleton
$72,520
Janesville
$66,820
Madison
$60,330
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$58,590
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,690
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,250
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$55,500
Oshkosh-Neenah
$54,420
Lake County-Kenosha County
$52,050




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