A person working as a Food Technologist in Italy typically earns around 2,610 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,200 EUR (lowest) to 4,140 EUR (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 salaries in Italy range from 1,200 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,140 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,810 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Food Technologist(s) are earning less than 2,810 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,810 EUR. 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.
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 1,810 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,810 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Food Technologist(s) are earning less than 3,760 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,760 EUR.
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
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 1,360 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,820 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,690 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Food Technologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,280 EUR per month, 22% 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 3,570 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 3,860 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 1,580 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,050 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Italy costs anywhere from 18,400 Euro(s) to 55,200 Euro(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.
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 Italy earn 9% more than their female counterparts.
Food Technologist(s) in Italy are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Italy for the year 2019. 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.
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.
40% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 60% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Food Technologist employees in Italy earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Food Technologist salaries in Italy are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Food Technologist is 10% less than that of Factory and Manufacturing. Also, Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 22% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assembly Foreman||1,630 EUR||-37%|
|Assembly Line Worker||1,460 EUR||-44%|
|Assembly Supervisor||2,200 EUR||-16%|
|Assistance Maintenance Manager||3,510 EUR||+35%|
|Assistant Shipping Manager||3,460 EUR||+33%|
|Chemical Equipment Controller||3,270 EUR||+25%|
|Chemical Technican Apprentice||3,010 EUR||+16%|
|CNC Machinist||2,790 EUR||+7%|
|CNC Operator||2,570 EUR||-1%|
|CNC Programmer||2,850 EUR||+9%|
|Colour Technologist||2,450 EUR||-6%|
|Contracts Manager||3,740 EUR||+44%|
|Data Collection Coordinator||2,600 EUR||-0%|
|Demand Planner||2,390 EUR||-8%|
|Derrick Operator||2,030 EUR||-22%|
|Director of Manufacturing||4,030 EUR||+55%|
|Dock Worker||2,070 EUR||-21%|
|Drying Technician||2,000 EUR||-23%|
|Equipment Operator||1,810 EUR||-31%|
|Export Sales Coordinator||3,270 EUR||+25%|
|Factory Superintendent||2,560 EUR||-2%|
|Factory Worker||2,350 EUR||-10%|
|Failure Analysis Technician||2,460 EUR||-6%|
|Fiberglass Laminator||1,990 EUR||-24%|
|Food Technologist||2,610 EUR||+0%|
|Forklift Driver||1,990 EUR||-24%|
|Forming Machine Operator||2,060 EUR||-21%|
|Furnace Operator||1,920 EUR||-26%|
|Gas Appliance Repairer||2,050 EUR||-21%|
|General Warehouse Associate||3,070 EUR||+18%|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||2,350 EUR||-10%|
|HSE Manager||4,030 EUR||+55%|
|Industrial Engineer||3,440 EUR||+32%|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic||2,980 EUR||+14%|
|Industrial Production Manager||5,390 EUR||+110%|
|Industrial Safety and Health Engineer||3,840 EUR||+47%|
|Intake Operator||2,420 EUR||-7%|
|Key Account Manager||4,220 EUR||+62%|
|Lift Truck Operator||2,260 EUR||-13%|
|Loading Supervisor||2,710 EUR||+4%|
|Logistic Coordinator||2,990 EUR||+15%|
|Logistics Clerk||2,480 EUR||-5%|
|Machine Operator||2,130 EUR||-18%|
|Maintenance Manager||3,620 EUR||+39%|
|Maintenance Store Clerk||1,890 EUR||-27%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||3,230 EUR||+24%|
|Manufacturing Engineering Manager||4,160 EUR||+60%|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technologist||3,760 EUR||+44%|
|Manufacturing Manager||4,340 EUR||+67%|
|Manufacturing Operative||3,410 EUR||+31%|
|Manufacturing Production Technician||2,470 EUR||-5%|
|Manufacturing Supervisor||3,060 EUR||+17%|
|Manufacturing Technician||2,300 EUR||-12%|
|Materials Supervisor||3,120 EUR||+20%|
|Mechanical Fitter Engineer||3,300 EUR||+27%|
|Mechanical Foreman||2,120 EUR||-19%|
|Merchandise Planner||2,510 EUR||-4%|
|Metrology Engineer||3,470 EUR||+33%|
|Operations Engineer||3,140 EUR||+20%|
|Operations Manager||4,200 EUR||+61%|
|Order Management Coordinator||3,360 EUR||+29%|
|Order Processing Manager||3,830 EUR||+47%|
|Order Selector||2,390 EUR||-8%|
|Package Handler||1,930 EUR||-26%|
|Packaging Manager||3,750 EUR||+44%|
|Packing Deputy Supervisor||2,850 EUR||+9%|
|Planning Manager||3,910 EUR||+50%|
|Plant Manager||4,620 EUR||+77%|
|Precision Instrument Repairer||2,440 EUR||-6%|
|Process Technician||2,590 EUR||-1%|
|Product Manager||4,100 EUR||+57%|
|Production Analyst||4,030 EUR||+55%|
|Production Director||5,320 EUR||+100%|
|Production Engineer||3,510 EUR||+35%|
|Production Engineering Supervisor||3,990 EUR||+53%|
|Production Inspector||3,870 EUR||+49%|
|Production Laborer||2,040 EUR||-22%|
|Production Manager||4,480 EUR||+72%|
|Production Scheduler||2,880 EUR||+11%|
|Production Supervisor||3,380 EUR||+30%|
|Quality Control Analyst||3,940 EUR||+51%|
|Quality Control Inspector||3,550 EUR||+36%|
|Quality Control Manager||4,240 EUR||+63%|
|Service Technician||2,310 EUR||-11%|
|SHEQ Officer||2,450 EUR||-6%|
|Shipping Manager||4,100 EUR||+57%|
|Small Engine Mechanic||2,670 EUR||+2%|
|Spray Painter||1,870 EUR||-28%|
|Sterile Processing Technician||2,130 EUR||-18%|
|Structural Welder||1,910 EUR||-27%|
|Supply Chain Operative||3,210 EUR||+23%|
|Technical Operator||2,380 EUR||-9%|
|Technology Development Manager||4,640 EUR||+78%|
|Testing Technician||3,480 EUR||+34%|
|Warehouse Operative||2,020 EUR||-22%|
|Warehouse Worker||2,080 EUR||-20%|
|Warranty Handler||2,770 EUR||+6%|
|Workshop Manager||3,820 EUR||+47%|