Information About Food Scientists And Technologists

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Training

Food scientists and technologists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Food scientists and technologists
Training for Food Scientists And Technologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 4.2
Some College 8.9
Associates Degree 7.5
Bachelors Degree 41.4
Masters Degree 23.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 14.2

Employment

Represents about 13,000 people in the United States- 12.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more food scientists and technologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, food scientists and technologists make $30.85 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Food scientists and technologists $16.30 $20.70 $28.00 $38.60 $50.50
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, food scientists and technologists make $64,170 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Food scientists and technologists $33,930 $43,240 $58,340 $80,300 $105,080
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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