Wages & Outlook
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 is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.
Wages for Food Scientists *
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
* "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.
In Minnesota, there are 630 workers employed in this very small career.
Where do Food Scientists most often work?
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
- Food Manufacturing
- Management of Companies and Enterprises
- Educational Services
- Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
This career is currently in low 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.
Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.