Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Food Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$89,841 / yrTotal Pay
$65,592 / yrBase Pay
$24,249 / yrAdditional Pay

$89,841

 / yr
$45K$291K
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The estimated total pay for a Food Scientist is $89,841 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $65,592 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $24,249 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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For Entry Level Food Scientist

$58,381 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Food Scientist

Some related job titles are Food Scientist-product Development Salaries with median pay of $102,878, Food Technologist Salaries with median pay of $82,092, Nutritionist Salaries with median pay of $97,937, Associate Food Scientist Salaries with median pay of $63,200.

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Conagra Brands
3.6

Conagra Brands

Food Scientist

$78,205

 /yr
Range: $71K - $91K

$71K

$91K

$70,704 - $91,146 Range

Cargill
4.0

Cargill

Food Scientist

$76,566

 /yr
Range: $70K - $88K

$70K

$88K

$70,449 - $88,428 Range

Kerry
3.2

Kerry

Food Scientist

$72,490

 /yr
Range: $59K - $93K

$59K

$93K

$58,879 - $93,201 Range

PepsiCo
3.9

PepsiCo

Food Scientist

$85,840

 /yr
Range: $63K - $122K

$63K

$122K

$63,311 - $122,236 Range

Unilever
4.1

Unilever

Food Scientist

$86,666

 /yr
Range: $78K - $90K

$78K

$90K

$78,196 - $90,218 Range

The Wonderful Company
3.8

The Wonderful Company

Food Scientist

$93,050

 /yr
Range: $67K - $110K

$67K

$110K

$67,242 - $109,540 Range

General Mills
4.1

General Mills

Food Scientist

$84,436

 /yr
Range: $75K - $131K

$75K

$131K

$74,544 - $130,553 Range

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Zep
3.0

Zep

Food Scientist

$85,423

 /yr
Range: $80K - $92K

$80K

$92K

$80,211 - $92,144 Range

Tate & Lyle
3.6

Tate & Lyle

Food Scientist

$72,241

 /yr
Range: $60K - $90K

$60K

$90K

$60,335 - $89,789 Range

Chew
2.3

Chew

Food Scientist

$80,896

 /yr
Range: $59K - $112K

$59K

$112K

$58,931 - $111,650 Range

Wonton Food
2.9

Wonton Food

Food Scientist

$75,197

 /yr
Range: $59K - $82K

$59K

$82K

$59,033 - $82,387 Range

The Lowell Group

The Lowell Group

Food Scientist

$57,305

 /yr
Range: $57K - $57K

$57K

$57K

$57,305 - $57,305 Range

Pinnacle Foods
3.8

Pinnacle Foods

Food Scientist

$85,708

 /yr
Range: $56K - $95K

$56K

$95K

$56,027 - $94,755 Range

Medifast
4.1

Medifast

Food Scientist

$69,653

 /yr
Range: $54K - $94K

$54K

$94K

$54,368 - $94,290 Range

AdvancePierre Foods
3.0

AdvancePierre Foods

Food Scientist

$75,280

 /yr
Range: $71K - $82K

$71K

$82K

$71,211 - $82,293 Range

SCS Global Services
4.1

SCS Global Services

Food Scientist

$55,185

 /yr
Range: $53K - $59K

$53K

$59K

$52,842 - $59,314 Range

Chemtex
3.6

Chemtex

Food Scientist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $17 - $31

$17

$31

$17 - $31 Range

METAROM NEOTECH

Food Scientist

$72,449

 /yr
Range: $54K - $101K

$54K

$101K

$53,999 - $101,389 Range

Kraft Heinz Company
3.4

Kraft Heinz Company

Food Scientist

$92,067

 /yr
Range: $85K - $96K

$85K

$96K

$84,773 - $96,498 Range

Dairy Farmers of America
3.5

$72,145

 /yr
Range: $61K - $80K

$61K

$80K

$61,356 - $80,065 Range

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$65,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Food Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Research and Development Food Scientist with more than 15 years of experience

$26

/hrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Food Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

14 days ago by a Food Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$55,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

14 days ago by a Food Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

21 days ago by a Food Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$23,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

21 days ago by a Food Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

24 days ago by a Food Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr

26 days ago by a Food Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$55,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,500/yr

28 days ago by a Food Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Food Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Food Scientist is $68,395 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Food Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 414 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Food Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Food Scientist in United States is $106,705 per year.

The lowest salary for a Food Scientist in United States is $43,839 per year.

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