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Employment Statistics

  • Minnesota’s labor markets in June added 4,400 jobs
  • Current unemployment Rate in MN is 3.7% (4.4% National Rate)

Food Scientist Wages

Food Scientists use scientific methods to study and analyze foods. They research the nutritional content, food safety, and the ways foods are processed and distributed. Learn more about this career.

10th percentile is the point at which 10% of people make less and 90% make more.
25th percentile is the point at which 25% of people make less and 75% make more.
Median is the point at which 50% of people in the occupation make less and 50% make more.
75th percential is the poin at which 75% of people make less and 25% make more.
90th percentile is the point at which 90% of people make less and 10% make more.

The wage information provide here is produced by the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This wage data has been escalated by the First Quarter 2017 Employment Cost Index. If you have questions about any of the wage information presenteded here, contact the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development at 651-259-7384 or visit https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/oes/

Source: Minnesota Salary Survey, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Employment Outlook

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This career is currently in high demand.

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 770 new Food Scientists to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.