How much does a Food Scientist make?

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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$67,109 /yr
Average Base Pay

399 salaries

$43K

Low

$67K

Average

$105K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Food Scientist is $67,109 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Food Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 399 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Food Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L1
Entry Level Food Scientist$64,073 /yr
L2
Food Scientist$67,109 /yr
L3
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Kerry
3.3

Kerry

Food Scientist

$67,840

 /yr
Range: $55K - $86K
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$55K

$86K

$54,530 - $86,317 Range

Cargill
4

Cargill

Food Scientist

$70,028

 /yr
Range: $65K - $81K

$65K

$81K

$65,246 - $81,000 Range

Conagra Brands
3.7

Conagra Brands

Food Scientist

$72,755

 /yr
Range: $62K - $88K

$62K

$88K

$62,051 - $87,934 Range

PepsiCo
3.9

PepsiCo

Food Scientist

$79,499

 /yr
Range: $59K - $113K

$59K

$113K

$58,634 - $113,207 Range

The Wonderful Company
3.6

The Wonderful Company

Food Scientist

$86,177

 /yr
Range: $62K - $101K

$62K

$101K

$62,275 - $101,449 Range

Unilever
4.2

Unilever

Food Scientist

$79,907

 /yr
Range: $71K - $84K

$71K

$84K

$70,592 - $83,554 Range

Zep
2.5

Zep

Food Scientist

$79,113

 /yr
Range: $74K - $85K

$74K

$85K

$74,286 - $85,338 Range

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Tate & Lyle
3.7

Tate & Lyle

Food Scientist

$69,013

 /yr
Range: $61K - $83K

$61K

$83K

$60,990 - $83,157 Range

General Mills
4.1

General Mills

Food Scientist

$78,199

 /yr
Range: $70K - $90K

$70K

$90K

$70,000 - $90,000 Range

Wonton Food
2.8

Wonton Food

Food Scientist

$69,642

 /yr
Range: $55K - $76K

$55K

$76K

$54,673 - $76,301 Range

The Lowell Group

The Lowell Group

Food Scientist

$53,072

 /yr
Range: $53K - $53K

$53K

$53K

$53,072 - $53,072 Range

Medifast
4.3

Medifast

Food Scientist

$64,508

 /yr
Range: $50K - $87K

$50K

$87K

$50,352 - $87,325 Range

SCS Global Services
3.8

SCS Global Services

Food Scientist

$51,108

 /yr
Range: $49K - $55K

$49K

$55K

$48,938 - $54,933 Range

Chemtex
3.9

Chemtex

Food Scientist - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $16 - $29

$16

$29

$16 - $29 Range

METAROM NEOTECH

Food Scientist

$67,097

 /yr
Range: $50K - $94K

$50K

$94K

$50,000 - $93,900 Range

Kraft Heinz Company
3.4

Kraft Heinz Company

Food Scientist

$85,267

 /yr
Range: $79K - $89K

$79K

$89K

$78,511 - $89,370 Range

Pinnacle Foods
4

Pinnacle Foods

Food Scientist

$84,212

 /yr
Range: $52K - $88K

$52K

$88K

$51,889 - $87,756 Range

Dairy Farmers of America
3.6

Dairy Farmers of America

Food Scientist

$66,816

 /yr
Range: $57K - $74K

$57K

$74K

$56,824 - $74,151 Range

Food Network
4.1

Food Network

Food Scientist

$67,687

 /yr
Range: $68K - $77K

$68K

$77K

$67,687 - $76,823 Range

Chew
2.4

Chew

Food Scientist

$82,345

 /yr
Range: $52K - $103K

$52K

$103K

$52,000 - $103,403 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Food Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Food Scientist is $67,109 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Food Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 399 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Food Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Food Scientist in United States is $105,118 per year.

The lowest salary for a Food Scientist in United States is $42,843 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent food scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$120,000
per year
An Ingredient Specialist in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Self-Employed
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$65,000
per year
A Scientist - Microbiology in the Bridgeport, CT Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Bridgeport, CT Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$72,000
per year
A Food Scientist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $72,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$70,000
per year
A Food Scientist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$17,000
per year
A Food Scientist in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $17,000 per year
Job Highlights
Denver, CO Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$70,000
per year
A Food Scientist in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Self-Employed
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$40,000
per year
A Food Scientist in the Lincoln, NE Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Lincoln, NE Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Franchise
$70,000
per year
A Food Scientist in the Visalia, CA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Visalia, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$85,000
per year
A Food Scientist in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Food Scientist in the Grand Rapids, MI Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Additional Pay
$6k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Grand Rapids, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public