A Principal Scientist earns an average salary of AU$125,421 per year. A skill in Environmental Consulting is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

AU$90,539 - AU$172,954
AU$91K
AU$120K
AU$170K
MEDIAN: AU$121,418
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Salary AU$90,539 - AU$172,954
Bonus AU$11,792
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AU$91,427 - AU$200,267
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

Job Description for Principal Scientist

Principal scientists lead scientific teams, conducting research and analyzing results. The goals of this research vary according to the field and industry in which the principal scientists are employed. For example, principal scientists working in commercial manufacturing and other fields within the private sector typically look for ways to improve products or create new products or technologies. Principal scientists n academia seek to build on existing knowledge or technology; their aim is generally the advancement of the science itself versus improving a company’s commercial advantage.

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Principal Scientist Tasks

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to improve existing products or develop new ones.
  • Coordinate with other departmental team leads to produce effective business solutions, and provide updates to project managers.
  • Provide technical guidance on area of expertise and respond to internal and external queries.
  • Monitor staff performance and conduct annual performance reviews.
  • Lead a team of researchers, and coordinate work activity and training sessions.

Principal Scientist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$121,748

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Key Stats for Principal Scientist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Principal Scientist Salaries

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
AU$122,000

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 91%