Average Base Pay
37.19% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Food Scientists and Technologists role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $44,200. A Food Scientists and Technologists candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $59,490. A person in a mid-career Food Scientists and Technologists role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $77,350 a year. Food Scientists and Technologists with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $101,640. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Food Scientists and Technologists role’s annual salary averages $143,690 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Food Scientists and Technologists position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $77,350 higher than the national average for Food Scientists and Technologists positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Food Scientists and Technologists roles that can advance both internally and with another company.