The average rate for a Medical Scientist in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$33.09 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$47,989 - AU$91,916
AU$48K
AU$61K
AU$92K
MEDIAN: AU$61,088
10%
50%
90%
AU$21.95 - AU$40.61
AU$22
AU$33
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$32.97
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$91K
Salary AU$47,989 - AU$91,916
Bonus AU$0.00
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).
)
AU$46,255 - AU$85,393
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data AU$0AU$64
Hourly Rate AU$21.95 - AU$40.61
Overtime AU$55.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$85K
Bonus AU$0.00
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).
)
AU$46,255 - AU$85,393
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description for Medical Scientist

A medical scientist is someone who works to try to gain a better understanding of human anatomical processes, diseases, and related biological research. Universities, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies, and research hospitals may employ medical scientists. The medical scientist will typically base his or her career around a mix of research and analysis, as well as producing detailed finding papers and teaching work.

Read More...

Medical Scientist Tasks

  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Prepare and analyze organ, tissue and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms, or to study cell structure.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites.
  • Evaluate effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites, and microorganisms at various levels.

Medical Scientist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$56,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$70,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Medical Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$73,000 based on 14 salaries. A Medical Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$72,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Medical Scientist

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Medical Scientist Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
AU$66,000

▼16%

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 73%