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.