Highest Paying Industries for Food Scientists and Technologists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch44.4592460
Federal government, including the US Postal Service44.4592460
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers40.1183420
Management of Companies and Enterprises3879040
Scientific Research and Development Services36.7476430
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences36.7476430
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers36.4175730
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)35.5273890
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing35.3673560
Federal, State, and Local Government35.3173440
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service35.3173440
Chemical Manufacturing34.9572690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services34.7872340
Wholesale Trade34.7672300
Local government, including schools and hospitals33.4369540
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing33.4169500
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods33.4169490
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers32.8668340
Other Food Manufacturing32.8368290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services32.6367880
All industries, private ownership only32.4167400
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing32.3467270
All industries32.1566870
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting32.0566660
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry32.0566660
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers31.7766080
Support Activities for Animal Production31.6765870
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)31.4265360
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations31.4265360
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing30.1662740
Manufacturing30.1562710
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging30.1462690
Food Manufacturing29.9762350
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing29.962180
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing29.7461870
Beverage Manufacturing29.6961750
Retail Trade29.4661270
Animal Food Manufacturing29.4561250
Nonstore Retailers29.4361220
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service29.1360580
Animal Slaughtering and Processing28.5359340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.358860
Dairy Product Manufacturing27.8657950
Grain and Oilseed Milling27.6757560
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services27.5157220
State government, including schools and hospitals27.1656490
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)27.1256400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.0156190
Educational Services, State government owned26.9856120
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned26.9856120
Testing Laboratories26.3654820

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