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Chemist Food Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$90,200 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chemist Food is $90,200 a year and $43 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Chemist Food is between $63,774 and $111,766. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Chemist Food. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Researches and analyzes chemistry of foods to develop and improve foods and beverages and assures compliance with food laws and standards of quality and purity.
  • Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of both theories and principles.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Chemist Food Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Chemists

Job family population: 84,400

Estimated population of Chemist Food jobs: 23,083

Rate of error: 2.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Chemist Food Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Sr. Food Scientist
Apr 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Golden State Foods
Food chemistry (E) * Food microbiology (J) * PC word processing/spreadsheet software (E) Skill and ability to: * Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance ...
Food Compliance Specialist
May 24
Alsip, IL, USA
Hire Excellence
FOOD COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST REQUIREMENTS: · Bachelor`s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or related field. · 1+ years of experience in the food or chemical industry. · Proficient in Microsoft ...
Food Safety Supervisor
May 7
Elgin, IL, USA
JSK Recruiting, Inc
Requirements * BS degree in food science, Biology, Chemistry, Operations Management, or related field required * 0+ years food safety / QA leadership experience * Food manufacturing experience is ...
Apr 30
Gurnee, IL, USA
Pinpoint Pharma, LLC
Chemist Pay: $25.00 - $30.00/hour * Testing of validation samples per four different procedures ... food industries. This includes both temporary and direct hire staffing, as we tailor our search to ...
Chemistry Laboratory Technician
Mar 21
Aurora, IL, USA
Certified Laboratories
... Chemistry Laboratory Technician who will be responsible for chemical testing by following FDA ... This key role will efficiently and accurately perform testing and conduct food analysis in our ...
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