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Tester Food Products Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$51,716 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tester Food Products is $51,716 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Tester Food Products is between $38,196 and $62,976. 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

  • Develops, tests, and promotes various types of food products: selects recipes from conventional cookbooks, or develops new recipes for company food products.
  • Prepares and cooks food according to recipe to test quality and standardize procedures and ingredients.
  • Evaluates prepared item as to texture, appearance, flavor, and nutritional value.
  • Records amount and kinds of ingredients and various test results.
  • Suggests new products, product improvements, and promotions for company use or for resale to dealers, manufacturers, or other users.
  • Presents food items at demonstration functions to promote desired qualities, nutritional values, and related characteristics.
  • Samples shipments to verify weights, measures, coding data, and other evaluations for product control.
  • Answers consumer mail.
Tester Food Products Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Job family population: 21,120

Estimated population of Tester Food Products jobs: 387

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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...

Tester Food Products Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Quality Control Lab Technician
Apr 30
Chicago, IL, USA
Vita Food Products, Inc.
Perform in-coming, in-process and finished product laboratory testing. * Perform pre-operational ... Team member on various Food Safety and Food Quality Teams. * Other duties as assigned. Company ...
Sr Product Development Engineer
Mar 26
Bedford Park, IL, USA
Pactiv Foodservice/Food Packaging
... food packaging products in the food service, consumer packaged goods and food processor markets ... Develop performance specification and testing methodology to define and validate product ...
Food Safety Manager
May 8
Bensenville, IL, USA
Staffing Network/QPA
... new products through shelf life testing. * Conduct internal audits and ensuring that coorective ... Core Qualifications - Food Safety Manager: * Bachelor's degree preferred * At least 3-5 years ...
Sr. Food Scientist
Apr 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Golden State Foods
Food testing concepts and techniques (E) * Product development (E) * Food processing equipment (E) * Raw materials/product interaction (E) * Food safety concepts and techniques (E) * Quality ...
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May 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Harlan Recruiting Group: Manufacturing including CPG and Food Manufacturing
... production of quality parts. * Evaluate and implement new technologies (ex. Automation, tooling, software) including testing and trials. * Collect data, conduct analysis and make continuous ...
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