Food Scientist

Food Scientist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$84,000
$44,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$158,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Cryovac
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a food scientist make?
The national average salary for a Food Scientist in the United States is $84,551 per year or $40.65 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 114,000. The top 10 percent earn over $158,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $44,000 annually. Hospitality companies and Retail companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Food Scientist salaries are District of Columbia, North Dakota, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. The typical tenure for a Food Scientist is 2.9 years.
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Average Food Scientist Salary By Location

Across America, Food Scientists make on average $84,551 annually or $40.65 hourly. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Food Scientists at 116,995. The Washington, DC average entry-level salary for Food Scientists is $70,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Food Scientist salaries are District of Columbia, North Dakota, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. California, Virginia, and New York have the lowest Food Scientist salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Washington, DC
$116,995
2
Minneapolis, MN
$100,665
3
Broomfield, CO
$100,521
4
Niles, IL
$100,416
5
Wheaton, MD
$94,773

Average Food Scientist Salary By Company

Food Scientists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Food Scientists are in Hospitality companies and Retail companies. Cryovac and Kellogg are the highest paying companies. Companies like Firmenich and Jackson Family Wines also pay high salaries to their Food Scientists.

Recently Added Food Scientist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
12/31/2019
$45,000
University of Florida
Food Scientist
10/11/2019
$37,000
University of Florida
Food Scientist
08/10/2019
$37,000
University of Florida
Food Scientist
07/29/2019
$65,000