Average Research Fellow Salary in Australia

Avg. Base Salary (AUD)

The average salary for a Research Fellow is AU$96,824 in 2023

Base Salary
AU$81k - AU$107k
AU$0 - AU$15k
Total Pay
AU$81k - AU$109k
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What Do Research Fellows Do?

Research Fellow Tasks
  • Use independent judgment to conceive, conduct and evaluate new and existing technologies and products; prepare findings for scientific publication.
  • Operate technical and scientific equipment for scientific experimentation.
  • Participate in related technical or professional societies as a recognized authority.
  • Provide coaching and supervision to lower level research scientists.
  • Conduct highly complex research and analysis on multi-disciplinary technical projects.
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FAQs About Research Fellows

What is the highest pay for Research Fellows?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Research Fellow is A$107k / year

What is the lowest pay for Research Fellows?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Research Fellow is A$81k / year

How can Research Fellows increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Research Fellow is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Research Fellow that oversees more junior Research Fellows, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.