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Estimated employment10
Mean wage$33.15
Entry wage$21.85
10th percentile wage$20.98
50th percentile wage$32.94
90th percentile wage$51.30
 Top Employing Industries
Food Manufacturing10100%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Food Manufacturing1032.94
Food Scientists and Technologists (19-1012)
Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$32.94 $35.99  -$3.05
2016$32.17+2.4%$35.15 +2.4%-$2.97
2015$31.55+2%$34.47 +2%-$2.92
2014$30.96+1.9%$33.83 +1.9%-$2.86
2013$30.37+1.9%$33.18 +1.9%-$2.81
2012$29.78+2%$32.54 +2%-$2.75
2011$29.32+1.6%$32.03 +1.6%-$2.71
2010$28.80+1.8%$31.47 +1.8%-$2.66
2009$28.49+1.1%$31.13 +1.1%-$2.63
2008$27.65+3.1%$30.21 +3.1%-$2.55
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$32.94 $22.06  $10.88
2016$32.17+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$10.81
2015$31.55+2%$20.91 +2.1%$10.64
2014$30.96+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$10.50
2013$30.37+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$10.32
2012$29.78+2%$19.70 +1.7%$10.08
2011$29.32+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$9.92
2010$28.80+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$9.73
2009$28.49+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$9.68
2008$27.65+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$9.32

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017

Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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