2010 Food and Beverage Industry Salary Survey Shows Across-the-Board Reductions

June 8, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information, HR Best Practices



The results are in for FoodProcessing.com’s Fourth Annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey of over 1,600 professionals in the food and beverage industry.

Here are some of the survey’s key findings:

  • The average pay in the food & beverage industry declined by 6.3% over the past 12 months to $93,537 – the lowest average since the survey started in 2007.
  • With the exception of Plant Operations, every job category tracked showed a drop in salary.
  • Marketing and Sales people faced a 19% pay cut, dropping from a six-figure salary in 2009 to $84,726.
  • 60% of respondents said they get a raise every year, down from 65% in 2009.
  • Average hours worked per week went up 23 minutes from last year to 47.5 hours.

The survey results also contain plenty of respondent comments – both positive and negative – which describe professionals’ overall level of job satisfaction.

To find out more about salary trends in the food and beverage processing industry, or to locate the ideal candidate for an opening in your organization, contact Kinsa Group today.