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 cities 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,540
25th Percentile Wage
$47,820
50th Percentile Wage
$62,680
75th Percentile Wage
$78,210
90th Percentile Wage
$95,470

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 $95,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,540.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.05
25th Percentile Wage
$22.99
50th Percentile Wage
$30.14
75th Percentile Wage
$37.60
90th Percentile Wage
$45.90

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food scientists and technologists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.90. The median hourly salary is $30.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.05.

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
201662,680-0.35%7.45%
201562,9002.88%-
201461,0902.37%-
201359,6402.73%-
201258,010--

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 $78,120. The highest paying area for food scientists and technologists in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $78,120. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Green Bay (mean annual salary $76,940). 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
$78,120
Green Bay
$76,940
Janesville
$75,380
Appleton
$72,520
La Crosse
$68,290
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$63,970
Madison
$60,990
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$60,290
Oshkosh-Neenah
$54,420
Lake County-Kenosha County
$52,050


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