Food Product Development Scientist Salary in the United States

How much does a Food Product Development Scientist make in the United States? The average Food Product Development Scientist salary in the United States is $60,726 as of November 25, 2019, but the range typically falls between $53,198 and $69,251. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Performs food product development activities including testing of prototypes, competitive products, and production samples. Documents ingredients, formulations, processes, and testing involved with new product research and development or enhancements to existing products. Participates in sensory evaluations and trials of products. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Food Product Development Scientist

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Research and Development Engineer

    4 - 7 years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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