Salary for Food Science Technicians

Also known as:  Agriculture Technician, Agronomy Technician, Artificial Breeding Technician, Cotton Program Technician, Dairy Lab Technician, Dairy Technician, Dairy Technologist, Feed Mill Lab Technician, Feed Research Technician, Food Quality Technician

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Individuals employed as food science technicians assist food scientists in the study and improvement of food processing technologies. They perform this function by running standardized tests which help to determine the chemical and physical properties of foods and beverages. Additionally, they may measure, weigh, and test food containers for compliance with standards and specifications. These professionals may also complete basic duties such as sterilizing laboratory equipment. A high school diploma or equivalent is the minimum education requirement for this position.

A Food Science Technician usually gets an average pay level of somewhere between 24000 - 36000 based on levels of tenure. Food Science Technicians can receive an average wage of Thirty Four Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per annum.

Food Science Technicians make the greatest compensation in Indiana, where they get pay levels, on average, of close to $48380. Employees with these jobs are compensated highest in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they get an average salary rate of $44150.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.13 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Food Science Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $44,150
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $40,060
Educational Services $36,030
Manufacturing $35,860
Retail Trade $35,760
Public Administration $34,430
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $27,280
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $28,200
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $31,720
Transportation and Warehousing $32,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $33,130
Wholesale Trade $33,670
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