The average salary for a Research Scientist is AU$77,856 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$52,309 - AU$104,307
(Median)
AU$52K
AU$78K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$77,855
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AU$22.52 - AU$45.00
(Median)
AU$23
AU$35
AU$45
MEDIAN: AU$34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$52,309 - AU$104,307  
   
Bonus
AU$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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AU$52,431 - AU$103,395  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$25AU$50AU$75
Hourly Rate
AU$22.52 - AU$45.00  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.50  
Overtime
AU$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$6,000  
   
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$52,431 - AU$103,395  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$77,243

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%


National Average
AU$77,000



Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
AU$77,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%


Chemistry
up arrow 5%

Clinical Research
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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