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How Much Does a Food Safety Scientist Earn In The United States?

Food Safety Scientist Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
$56,000
$81,000
$118,000
Food safety scientists in the United States make an average salary of $81,665 per year or $39.26 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $56,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $118,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Vermont, Maryland, California, and Oregon provide the highest food safety scientist salaries.
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Where Food Safety Scientists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where food safety scientists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Food Safety Scientists Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a food safety scientist is roughly $81,665 per year, which boils down to $39.26 per hour. Interestingly enough, food safety scientists have the highest salaries in Cambridge, MA at about $126,637 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Cambridge, MA is $75,000. Additionally, food safety scientists make more than the average salary in South San Francisco, CA, Lakeville, MN, Edison, NJ, Wilmington, DE, and Elmhurst, IL. On a more broad level, food safety scientist salaries are highest in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maryland, California, Oregon, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. On the contrary, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Missouri offer the lowest food safety scientist salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Cambridge, MA

Salary Range96k - 166k$127k$126,637

South San Francisco, CA

Salary Range90k - 159k$120k$119,735

Lakeville, MN

Salary Range70k - 129k$95k$95,370

Edison, NJ

Salary Range71k - 125k$94k$94,407

Wilmington, DE

Salary Range69k - 121k$91k$91,427

Elmhurst, IL

Salary Range65k - 118k$88k$87,730

Coral Gables, FL

Salary Range57k - 121k$84k$83,917

Plano, TX

Salary Range60k - 114k$84k$83,512

New York, NY

Salary Range54k - 95k$72k$71,748

Saint Louis, MO

Salary Range48k - 89k$66k$66,085
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High Paying Food Safety Scientist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Food Safety Scientists The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a food safety scientist, being employed by a company such as Genentech or Baxalta would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Malt-O-Meal Co and Yum! Brands also report highly competitive salaries for food safety scientists.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Genentech
Salary Range124k - 184k$152k$151,565
Baxalta
Salary Range92k - 131k$110k$110,156
Malt-O-Meal Co
Salary Range92k - 128k$109k$108,978
Yum! Brands
Salary Range75k - 107k$90k$90,131
Pizza Hut
Salary Range80k - 97k$89k$88,601
Integrated Resources Group
Salary Range73k - 94k$83k$83,382
Boehringer Ingelheim
Salary Range65k - 93k$78k$78,158
AstraZeneca
Salary Range62k - 90k$75k$75,476
PepsiCo
Salary Range58k - 74k$66k$66,383
Mars
Salary Range53k - 69k$61k$60,812
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Food Safety Scientist Salary History

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    Recently Added Food Safety Scientist Salaries

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Food Safety Scientist
    Food Safety Scientist
    Shafter, CA
    Shafter, CA
    09/20/2019
    09/20/2019
    $95,264
    $95,264
    09/20/2019
    Safety Writing Scientist
    Safety Writing Scientist
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    06/13/2019
    06/13/2019
    $110,000
    $110,000
    06/13/2019
    Food Safety Scientist
    Food Safety Scientist
    Hopewell, NJ
    Hopewell, NJ
    06/04/2019
    06/04/2019
    $174,995
    $174,995
    06/04/2019
    Sentry Seasonings, Inc.
    Sentry Seasonings, Inc.
    Food Safety Scientist
    Food Safety Scientist
    Food Safety Scientist
    Elmhurst, IL
    Elmhurst, IL
    03/18/2019
    03/18/2019
    $49,442
    $49,442
    03/18/2019
    Food Safety and Quality Scientist
    Food Safety and Quality Scientist
    Orlando, FL
    Orlando, FL
    03/18/2019
    03/18/2019
    $58,000
    $58,000
    03/18/2019
    El Popocatapetl Industries, Inc.
    El Popocatapetl Industries, Inc.
    Food Safety Scientist
    Food Safety Scientist
    Food Safety Scientist
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    03/15/2019
    03/15/2019
    $50,008
    $50,008
    03/15/2019
    Patient Safety Scientist
    Patient Safety Scientist
    Wilmington, DE
    Wilmington, DE
    05/18/2018
    05/18/2018
    $102,000
    $102,000
    05/18/2018
    Atlantic Veal & Lamb LLC
    Atlantic Veal & Lamb LLC
    R&D Food and Safety Scientist
    R&D Food and Safety Scientist
    R&D Food and Safety Scientist
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    03/21/2018
    03/21/2018
    $63,606
    $63,606
    03/21/2018
    Sentry Seasonings, Inc.
    Sentry Seasonings, Inc.
    Food Safety Scientist
    Food Safety Scientist
    Food Safety Scientist
    Elmhurst, IL
    Elmhurst, IL
    03/07/2018
    03/07/2018
    $53,900
    $53,900
    03/07/2018
    Scientist-Food Safety Compliance
    Scientist-Food Safety Compliance
    Fresno, CA
    Fresno, CA
    03/01/2018
    03/01/2018
    $63,003
    $63,003
    03/01/2018