The average pay for a Research Scientist is AU$77,852 per year. A skill in Data Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$53,197 - AU$106,681
AU$53K
AU$78K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$78,352
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AU$20.46 - AU$48.94
AU$20
AU$35
AU$49
MEDIAN: AU$35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$53,197 - AU$106,681  
   
Bonus
AU$6,500  
Total Pay (?
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AU$53,690 - AU$105,306  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$25AU$50AU$75
Hourly Rate
AU$20.46 - AU$48.94  
   
Overtime
AU$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$6,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$53,690 - AU$105,306  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 40 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$78,250

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

▲14%

▼0%

National Average
AU$78,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Data Analysis
▲12%

National Average
AU$78,000

Molecular Biology
▼4%


Chemistry
▼7%

Clinical Research
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 82%
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