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Food Technologist Average Salary in India 2022

How much money does a Food Technologist make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
16,200 INR
( 194,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Food Technologist in India typically earns around 16,200 INR per month. Salaries range from 7,910 INR (lowest) to 25,200 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Food Technologist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Food Technologist Salary Distribution in India

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Food Technologist salaries in India range from 7,910 INR per month (minimum salary) to 25,200 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,500 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Food Technologist(s) are earning less than 16,500 INR while the other half are earning more than 16,500 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Food Technologist(s) are earning less than 11,000 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 11,000 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Food Technologist(s) are earning less than 21,300 INR while 25% are earning more than 21,300 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Food Technologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Food Technologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Food Technologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 9,380 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,100 INR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 16,600 INR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Food Technologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,600 INR per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 22,100 INR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 23,600 INR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Food Technologist average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
9,380 INR
2 - 5 Years+29%
12,100 INR
5 - 10 Years+38%
16,600 INR
10 - 15 Years+24%
20,600 INR
15 - 20 Years+7%
22,100 INR
20+ Years+7%
23,600 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Food Technologist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Food Technologist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Food Technologist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Food Technologist is 11,700 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 18,800 INR per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Food Technologist average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
11,700 INR
Master's Degree+60%
18,800 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Food Technologist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Food Technologist employees in India earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

16,900 INR
15,100 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Food Technologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Food Technologist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Food Technologist(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Food Technologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Food Technologist
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A Food Technologist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

45% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Food Technologist Average Hourly Wage in India

93 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 93 INR. This means that the average Food Technologist in India earns approximately 93 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Food Technologist VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Food Technologist is 26% less than that of Factory and Manufacturing. Also, Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.

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Drying Technician8,550 INR-47%
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Industrial Engineer29,000 INR+80%
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Industrial Production Manager51,300 INR+220%
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer28,000 INR+73%
Intake Operator11,600 INR-28%
Key Account Manager42,800 INR+170%
Lift Truck Operator9,030 INR-44%
Loading Supervisor15,900 INR-2%
Logistic Coordinator22,800 INR+41%
Logistics Clerk10,900 INR-33%
Machine Operator8,790 INR-46%
Machinist9,500 INR-41%
Maintenance Manager34,200 INR+110%
Maintenance Store Clerk9,500 INR-41%
Manufacturing Engineer28,000 INR+73%
Manufacturing Engineering Manager42,800 INR+170%
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist32,100 INR+99%
Manufacturing Manager48,900 INR+200%
Manufacturing Operative15,200 INR-6%
Manufacturing Production Technician11,400 INR-29%
Manufacturing Supervisor24,700 INR+53%
Manufacturing Technician10,500 INR-35%
Materials Supervisor25,200 INR+56%
Mechanical Fitter Engineer29,000 INR+80%
Mechanical Foreman8,790 INR-46%
Merchandise Planner15,200 INR-6%
Metrology Engineer27,100 INR+68%
Operations Engineer26,900 INR+67%
Operations Manager44,200 INR+170%
Order Management Coordinator22,800 INR+41%
Order Processing Manager37,500 INR+130%
Order Selector10,900 INR-33%
Package Handler8,550 INR-47%
Packaging Manager29,500 INR+83%
Packer9,030 INR-44%
Packing Deputy Supervisor23,400 INR+45%
Planning Manager40,900 INR+150%
Plant Manager47,500 INR+190%
Precision Instrument Repairer13,500 INR-16%
Process Technician11,200 INR-31%
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Production Analyst39,400 INR+140%
Production Director54,600 INR+240%
Production Engineer29,200 INR+81%
Production Engineering Supervisor42,800 INR+170%
Production Inspector30,900 INR+91%
Production Laborer8,080 INR-50%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra14,200 INR
Ahmadabad18,600 INR
Bangalore17,600 INR
Bhopal16,900 INR
Chennai17,300 INR
Coimbatore15,400 INR
Delhi18,300 INR
Ghaziabad15,100 INR
Hyderabad18,500 INR
Indore17,100 INR
Jaipur17,700 INR
Kanpur17,600 INR
Kolkata17,700 INR
Lucknow17,800 INR
Ludhiana15,500 INR
Madurai14,400 INR
Mumbai18,100 INR
Nagpur16,300 INR
Patna15,500 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad16,000 INR
Pune16,900 INR
Surat18,100 INR
Vadodara15,700 INR
Visakhapatnam15,300 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands14,800 INR
Andhra Pradesh19,100 INR
Arunachal Pradesh14,600 INR
Assam16,700 INR
Bihar18,700 INR
Chandigarh14,000 INR
Chhatisgarh16,600 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli13,800 INR
Daman & Diu13,500 INR
Delhi16,200 INR
Goa14,800 INR
Gujarat18,000 INR
Haryana16,500 INR
Himachal Pradesh15,900 INR
Jammu & Kashmir16,300 INR
Jharkhand17,700 INR
Karnataka18,400 INR
Kerala17,600 INR
Lakshadweep13,800 INR
Madhya Pradesh19,100 INR
Maharashtra19,500 INR
Manipur16,000 INR
Meghalaya15,800 INR
Mizoram15,000 INR
Nagaland15,700 INR
Orissa18,400 INR
Pondicherry15,300 INR
Punjab17,800 INR
Rajasthan19,400 INR
Sikkim14,900 INR
Tamil Nadu19,400 INR
Tripura16,600 INR
Uttar Pradesh20,600 INR
Uttaranchal17,000 INR
West Bengal20,100 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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