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$64,001

Average Base Salary

$31/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$1,261

Average Bonus
The average food scientist salary in Colorado, United States is $64,001 or an equivalent hourly rate of $31. This is 0% lower (+$220) than the average food scientist salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,261. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Colorado, United States.
Salary by Experience

$43,558

Entry Level Salary

$77,155

Senior Level Salary
An entry level food scientist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $43,558. On the other end, a senior level food scientist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $77,155.

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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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