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Food Taster Salary

How much does a Food Taster make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Food Taster

$42,535 (USD)/yr

$20 (USD)/hr

$664 (USD)/yr

$42,064 (USD)/yr

$20 (USD)/hr

$664 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Tests food and assists food scientist in research, development, and quality control. Conducts tests on food additives and preservatives to ensure organizational and FDA compliance on such factors as color, texture, and nutrients. Samples odors or tastes for prescribed flavor. Assesses records and compiles test results, orders supplies to maintain laboratory inventory, and cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment.
The average food taster salary in United States is $42,535 or an equivalent hourly rate of $20. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $664. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$31,891 (USD)

$51,407 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$49,310 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Food Taster will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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