A Research Scientist earns an average salary of NZ$64,425 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

NZ$47,752 - NZ$86,214
NZ$48K
NZ$66K
NZ$86K
MEDIAN: NZ$66,062
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Salary NZ$47,752 - NZ$86,214
Bonus NZ$675
Profit Sharing NZ$1,200
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NZ$46,453 - NZ$85,308
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Currency: NZD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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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 NZ$60,000 based on 41 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 NZ$70,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of NZ$72,000 based on 15 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 NZ$96,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: NZ$65,780

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Research Scientist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Research Scientist?

Research Scientist in Wellington:
"Science doesn't pay well."
The pay isn't great so you will need to really enjoy your work.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲9%

▲7%

National Average
NZ$66,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 56%
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