Food Inspector Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$47,000
$35,000
Min 10%
$47,000
Median 50%
$65,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
State of Arizona
Highest Paying City
Miami, FL
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a food inspector make?
The national average salary for a Food Inspector in the United States is $47,971 per year or $23.06 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $65,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $35,000 per year. Technology companies and Non Profits companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying Food Inspector jobs are New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Most Food Inspectors spend 3.6 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Inspector
$37,460

Average Food Inspector Salary By Location

As a Food Inspector in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $47,971 per year or $23.06 per hour. Miami, FL reports the highest annual salary for Food Inspectors at 37,920. Even an entry-level Food Inspector makes $19,000 per year in Miami, FL. The top 5 states with the highest reported Food Inspector salaries are New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, and Colorado have the lowest reported salaries for Food Inspectors.
City
Average Salary

Map of Food Inspector Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Food Inspectors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Food Inspector Salary By Company

Food Inspectors can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Technology companies and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. State of Arizona and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are the highest paying companies.

Average Food Inspector Pay By Industry

Wages for Food Inspectors can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Retail companies, Professional companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Food Inspectors well. Retail companies pay Food Inspectors an average salary of $52,426, Professional companies pay $49,501, and Manufacturing companys come in at $42,042. At $40,044, the average salary for Food Inspectors in the Hospitality industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$52,426
$52k
Professional
Professional
$49,501
$50k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$42,042
$42k
Government
Government
$41,577
$42k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$40,044
$40k

Food Inspector Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Food Inspector Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Food Inspector
04/28/2020
$43,243
Food Inspector (Imports)
04/24/2020
$52,905
Food Inspector Slaughter
04/18/2020
$43,243
Food Inspector (Processed Products)
04/17/2020
$47,899
Processed Foods Inspector #00113
03/23/2020
$35,278
Food Inspector (Imports)
03/20/2020
$56,354
Food Inspector
02/29/2020
$43,243
Food Inspector
02/25/2020
$43,243
01/28/2020
$50,543
Food Inspector
01/25/2020
$49,399
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