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Food Technologist Average Salary in Italy 2020

How much money does a Food Technologist make in Italy?

Average Monthly Salary
2,610 EUR
( 31,300 EUR yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Italy

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

  • Salary Range

    Food Technologist salaries in Italy range from 1,200 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,140 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Food Technologist average salary change by experience in Italy

0 - 2 Years
1,360 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,820 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
2,690 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
3,280 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,570 EUR
20+ Years+8%
3,860 EUR
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 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.

Food Technologist average salary difference by education level in Italy

Bachelor's Degree
1,580 EUR
Master's Degree+93%
3,050 EUR
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 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.

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 Italy earn 9% more than their female counterparts.

2,490 EUR
2,720 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Italy for all Careers

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Food Technologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Italy

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

Food Technologist

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.

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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.

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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 Italy is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Food Technologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Italy

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Italy 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.

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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
3,570 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,770 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Food Technologist Salary Trend and Forecast in Italy

How are Food Technologist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
2,250 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,340 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
2,420 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
2,510 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Food Technologist Average Hourly Wage in Italy

15 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy is 15 EUR. This means that the average Food Technologist in Italy earns approximately 15 EUR 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

Salary Comparison Between Food Technologist and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Italy
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Foreman1,630 EUR-37%
Assembly Line Worker1,460 EUR-44%
Assembly Supervisor2,200 EUR-16%
Assistance Maintenance Manager3,510 EUR+35%
Assistant Shipping Manager3,460 EUR+33%
Chemical Equipment Controller3,270 EUR+25%
Chemical Technican Apprentice3,010 EUR+16%
CNC Machinist2,790 EUR+7%
CNC Operator2,570 EUR-1%
CNC Programmer2,850 EUR+9%
Colour Technologist2,450 EUR-6%
Contracts Manager3,740 EUR+44%
Data Collection Coordinator2,600 EUR-0%
Demand Planner2,390 EUR-8%
Derrick Operator2,030 EUR-22%
Director of Manufacturing4,030 EUR+55%
Dock Worker2,070 EUR-21%
Drying Technician2,000 EUR-23%
Equipment Operator1,810 EUR-31%
Export Sales Coordinator3,270 EUR+25%
Factory Superintendent2,560 EUR-2%
Factory Worker2,350 EUR-10%
Failure Analysis Technician2,460 EUR-6%
Fiberglass Laminator1,990 EUR-24%
Food Technologist2,610 EUR+0%
Forklift Driver1,990 EUR-24%
Forming Machine Operator2,060 EUR-21%
Furnace Operator1,920 EUR-26%
Gas Appliance Repairer2,050 EUR-21%
General Warehouse Associate3,070 EUR+18%
Heavy Equipment Operator2,350 EUR-10%
HSE Manager4,030 EUR+55%
Industrial Engineer3,440 EUR+32%
Industrial Machinery Mechanic2,980 EUR+14%
Industrial Production Manager5,390 EUR+110%
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer3,840 EUR+47%
Intake Operator2,420 EUR-7%
Key Account Manager4,220 EUR+62%
Lift Truck Operator2,260 EUR-13%
Loading Supervisor2,710 EUR+4%
Logistic Coordinator2,990 EUR+15%
Logistics Clerk2,480 EUR-5%
Machine Operator2,130 EUR-18%
Machinist1,890 EUR-27%
Maintenance Manager3,620 EUR+39%
Maintenance Store Clerk1,890 EUR-27%
Manufacturing Engineer3,230 EUR+24%
Manufacturing Engineering Manager4,160 EUR+60%
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist3,760 EUR+44%
Manufacturing Manager4,340 EUR+67%
Manufacturing Operative3,410 EUR+31%
Manufacturing Production Technician2,470 EUR-5%
Manufacturing Supervisor3,060 EUR+17%
Manufacturing Technician2,300 EUR-12%
Materials Supervisor3,120 EUR+20%
Mechanical Fitter Engineer3,300 EUR+27%
Mechanical Foreman2,120 EUR-19%
Merchandise Planner2,510 EUR-4%
Metrology Engineer3,470 EUR+33%
Operations Engineer3,140 EUR+20%
Operations Manager4,200 EUR+61%
Order Management Coordinator3,360 EUR+29%
Order Processing Manager3,830 EUR+47%
Order Selector2,390 EUR-8%
Package Handler1,930 EUR-26%
Packaging Manager3,750 EUR+44%
Packer1,550 EUR-41%
Packing Deputy Supervisor2,850 EUR+9%
Planning Manager3,910 EUR+50%
Plant Manager4,620 EUR+77%
Precision Instrument Repairer2,440 EUR-6%
Process Technician2,590 EUR-1%
Product Manager4,100 EUR+57%
Production Analyst4,030 EUR+55%
Production Director5,320 EUR+100%
Production Engineer3,510 EUR+35%
Production Engineering Supervisor3,990 EUR+53%
Production Inspector3,870 EUR+49%
Production Laborer2,040 EUR-22%
Production Manager4,480 EUR+72%
Production Scheduler2,880 EUR+11%
Production Supervisor3,380 EUR+30%
Quality Control Analyst3,940 EUR+51%
Quality Control Inspector3,550 EUR+36%
Quality Control Manager4,240 EUR+63%
Service Technician2,310 EUR-11%
SHEQ Officer2,450 EUR-6%
Shipping Manager4,100 EUR+57%
Small Engine Mechanic2,670 EUR+2%
Spray Painter1,870 EUR-28%
Sterile Processing Technician2,130 EUR-18%
Structural Welder1,910 EUR-27%
Supply Chain Operative3,210 EUR+23%
Technical Operator2,380 EUR-9%
Technology Development Manager4,640 EUR+78%
Testing Technician3,480 EUR+34%
Toolmaker2,720 EUR+4%
Warehouse Operative2,020 EUR-22%
Warehouse Worker2,080 EUR-20%
Warranty Handler2,770 EUR+6%
Welder2,270 EUR-13%
Workshop Manager3,820 EUR+47%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna2,610 EUR
Catania2,580 EUR
Genova2,660 EUR
Milano2,830 EUR
Napoli2,790 EUR
Palermo2,700 EUR
Parma2,560 EUR
Rome2,880 EUR
Torino2,750 EUR
Trieste2,570 EUR
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