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2023 Food Science Salary

There are about 3,458 students enrolled in Food Science in the USA.

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Paying for college is an important investment for most people. It is critical to make sure you get a good return on your investment. We wish for the following income and career data to guide you in making a well informed decision when electing your focus.

The average Food Science major earns a first year salary of $47,559 a year (top 27%). With experience in their professions, they typically take home somewhere between $28,859 and $98,583, but average more or less $53,851. To put it in context, that is 39% over America's average.

The most popular work title for a Food Science graduate is Analyst, which usually make close to $54,000; next are Research And Development Internship and Medical Assistant, which for the most part make around $24,000 and $25,000 respectively.

The best paid region for Food Science graduates is The Great Lakes. KS has the best paid Food Science alumni of any state. The most well paid conference for Food Science graduates is Big Twelve Conference.

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