2015 Salary and Job Satisfaction Results: Happier Pay Days

For the third consecutive year, food and beverage professionals reported compensation increases above the inflation rate in Food Processing’s annual survey.

Kevin T. Higgins, Managing Editor
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Wage stagnation continues to challenge most U.S. households, but not those with a professional working in food or beverage processing. Average compensation increases of 3 percent over 2014 were reported by respondents to Food Processing’s ninth annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey, well above the 12-month inflation rate and only slightly off from the prior year’s 3.16 percent bump. This year’s average salary of $101,698 actually is 4.5 percent higher than the figure reported by last year’s sample, and the median wage of $87,500 is up from 2014’s $85,000 median. Annual compensation ranged from $17,000 to $1.47 million. Over the past three years, average…

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