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Food Scientists

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $35.97
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Food Scientists *

Area Low Median High
U S
$25.64 $33.50 $46.05
Minnesota
$28.21 $35.97 $48.40
Central Minnesota
$18.35 $23.66 $33.19
Northwest Minnesota
$23.60 $32.00 $41.16
Southeast Minnesota
$21.70 $26.02 $32.72
Southwest Minnesota
$27.77 $32.56 $38.66
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$32.79 $43.12 $55.82

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 630 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Food Scientists most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 669 new Food Scientists to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Food Scientists
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 14,900 15,700 800 5.3%
Minnesota 2018 2028 Number Percent
Statewide 568 591 23 4%
Central Minnesota 50 51 1 2%
Northwest Minnesota 24 25 1 4.2%
Southeast Minnesota 68 74 6 8.8%
Southwest Minnesota 80 76 -4 -5%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.