Food Safety Scientist Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about food safety scientist demographics? We analyzed 91 food safety scientists resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Food Safety Scientist Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as food safety scientists. Keep reading to find out what the results for food safety scientists were.

Food Safety Scientist Gender Ratio

Among food safety scientists, 63.4% of them are women compared to 31.0% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 63.4%
  • Male, 31.0%
  • Unknown, 5.6%

Food Safety Scientist Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among food safety scientists is White, which makes up 78.7% of all food safety scientists. Comparatively, there are 8.4% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 78.7%
  • Asian, 8.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.5%
  • Black or African American, 2.4%
  • Unknown, 2.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Food Safety Scientists

Job Title
  • Chinese, 50.0%
  • Spanish, 50.0%

Food Safety Scientist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among food safety scientists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Food Safety Scientist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the food safety scientist position over time.

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Female
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60%
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20%
0%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
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2015
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2017
2018

Food Safety Scientist Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of food safety scientists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Number Of Years On The Job For Food Safety Scientist

By looking over 91 food safety scientists resumes, we figured out that the average food safety scientist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 61%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Food Safety Scientist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of food safety scientist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of food safety scientists is 40+ years old, which represents 44% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Food Safety Scientists with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, field agronomist and procurement forester have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Animal Behaviorist22%78%
Public Health Microbiologist25%70%
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens25%70%
Food Safety Scientist31%63%
Forestry Consultant86%7%
Procurement Forester87%8%
Field Agronomist87%6%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Field Agronomist
Procurement Forester
Forestry Consultant
Food Safety Scientist
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens
Public Health Microbiologist
Animal Behaviorist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Food Safety Scientists with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to food safety scientists.

Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Food Safety Scientist0.00%
Research Chemist7.15%
Research Laboratory Technician11.26%
Meteorologist15.19%
Computational Geneticist18.62%
Planner31.58%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Food Safety Scientist?

male-income
Male Income
$77,394
female-income
Female Income
$74,384

Food Safety Scientist Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian women and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$82,619
$80,487
$78,354
$76,222
$74,089
$71,956
$69,824
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Food Safety Scientist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$80,487
Master's Degree$91,583
Doctorate Degree$103,295

Food Safety Scientist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$110,402
$103,295
$96,188
$89,081
$81,975
$74,868
$67,761
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Food Safety Scientist Heatmaps

Where Do Food Safety Scientists Earn The Most?

The map here shows where food safety scientists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Food Safety Scientist Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ food safety scientists. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most food safety scientists is the pharmaceutical industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire food safety scientists.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Food Safety Scientist Work In

Employees with the food safety scientist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most food safety scientists prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ food safety scientists. Those industries include pharmaceutical, manufacturing and health care.

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Pharmaceutical

Manufacturing

Health Care

Fortune 500

Retail

Food Safety Scientist Jobs