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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: $40.50
Statewide median: $24.25

 

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
$31.04 $39.87 $51.33
Minnesota
$34.27 $40.50 $53.14
Central Minnesota
$28.71 $38.83 $44.04
Northwest Minnesota
$30.85 $38.80 $54.15
Southeast Minnesota
$35.34 $44.63 $53.47
Southwest Minnesota
$26.48 $33.88 $48.19
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$40.64 $53.14 $62.80

* "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 740 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 seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 783 new Food Scientists to meet market demand between 2020-2030. 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
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 15,000 16,100 1,000 6.7%
Minnesota 723 741 18 2.5%
Central Minnesota 68 77 9 13.2%
Northwest Minnesota 31 31 0 0%
Southeast Minnesota 86 87 1 1.2%
Southwest Minnesota 189 191 2 1.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 356 365 9 2.5%


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