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Median annual earnings of food scientists and technologists were $65,840 in May 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The highest paid workers earned more than $118,390, and the lowest paid earned less than $36,940. Earnings of food technologists also vary by the industry in which they are employed. Those working in scientific research and development had mean annual earnings of $85,710; in animal food manufacturing the mean annual earnings were $62,400; and those employed in grain and oilseed milling had mean annual earnings of $60,100.

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