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The average food research scientist salary in Arizona, United States is $51,053 or an equivalent hourly rate of $25. This is 5% lower (-$2,422) than the average food research scientist salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $873. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arizona, United States.
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An entry level food research scientist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $37,088. On the other end, a senior level food research scientist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $73,357.

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Job Description
Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.

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