Information About Food Scientists And Technologists

Training Requirements for Food Scientists And Technologists

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 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 56.4
Masters Degree 27.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 16.0

Employment outlook for Food Scientists And Technologists

Represents about 15,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more food scientists and technologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, food scientists and technologists make $34.26 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Food scientists and technologists $18.17 $23.58 $30.74 $42.21 $56.48
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life scientists $20.15 $25.48 $34.59 $48.11 $64.99
Agricultural and food scientists $18.11 $23.05 $30.25 $40.51 $56.02
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, food scientists and technologists make $71,270 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Food scientists and technologists $37,800 $49,060 $63,950 $87,800 $117,480
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life scientists $41,910 $53,000 $71,950 $100,080 $135,170
Agricultural and food scientists $37,660 $47,950 $62,920 $84,270 $116,520
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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