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Food Scientist Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$73,694 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Food Scientist is $73,694 a year and $35 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Food Scientist is between $53,004 and $90,789. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Food Scientist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Applies scientific principles towards food products that are healthful, safe, palatable, and convenient.
  • Develops new or better ways of preserving, processing, packaging, storing, and delivery of foods.
  • Plans and conducts research to discover new food sources, analyzes food content, and searches for harmful or undesirable additives.
  • Develops ways to assure compliance with government food regulations.
  • Usual requirement is a minimum of a bachelor's degree in field of specialty.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Food Scientist Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Food Scientists and Technologists

Job family population: 15,020

Estimated population of Food Scientist jobs: 2,038

Rate of error: 8.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Food Scientist Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Food Product Development Manager - Theo Chocolate
May 17
Seattle, WA, USA
Theo Chocolate
Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related field • 5+ years of experience taking new products from conceptualization through launch in a large food manufacturing environment ...
Research Scientist
Jun 24
BELLEVUE, United States
Activ8 Recruitment & Solutions
A Global Biotechnology Company is now seeking a motivated Research Scientist for their business ... Food, Logistics, Manufacturing and Oil & Gas industries. We like to take the approach of working ...
Production Supervisor - Industrial Food Production Facility
May 20
Auburn, WA, USA
New Era Staffing & HR Solutions
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. * Bi-lingual in Spanish is preferred, but not required. * BS in Food Science, Production Management, Industrial Technology, Engineering or related ...
Director Quality Assurance
Jun 19
Seattle, WA, USA
Aqua Star (USA), Corp.
Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MS Dynamics AX, FileMaker Pro, Genesis R&D, SQL) Education: * BS in Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or Industrial ...
Preclinical Research Associate Specialist
Jun 23
Everett, WA, USA
Altasciences Preclinical Services
Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work ... food consumptions, body weights, urine collection, administering anesthesia, mating procedures ...
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