How much does a Food Scientist make? The median annual Food Scientist salary is $68,853, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $55,145-$83,831, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Food Scientist in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Food Scientist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Food Scientist in the United States is $68,853, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Food Scientist in the United States are expected to make less than $68,853.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Food Scientist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Food Scientist are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Applies scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and utilization of food. May require a bachelor's degree in a related area and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. View full job description