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Food Technologist - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Food Technologist"

How much does a Food Technologist in the federal government get paid? $130,000.72* *Based on the 2021 average.

Food Technologist was the 380th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 89 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Food Technology, with an average salary of $125,511.

Government Food Technology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Food Technology job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Food Technologist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Agricultural Research Service 51 $125,510.51
Food and Drug Administration 18 $148,642.11
Food Safety and Inspection Service 9 $120,195.67
Agricultural Marketing Service 7 $119,713.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $137,111.33
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $162,384.00

Food Technologist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Food Technologist is $130,000.72. The highest paid Food Technologist made $232,000 in 2021.

Common Food Technologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Food Technology Employees
GS - General Schedule 80
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 3
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 3
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 1

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 1300 PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Food Technology jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Budget AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
General Engineering and ArchitectureProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Internal Revenue OfficerAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Motor Carrier SafetyAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
DispatchingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Food Technology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Food Technologist was $83,983. Since then, the average pay has increased to $130,001 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1382.

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