AU$77,954
Avg. Salary
AU$36.23
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Research Scientist is AU$36.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Research Scientist is AU$77,954 per year.

AU$25.08
10%
AU$36.23
50%
AU$51.26
90%
MEDIAN AU$36.23
AU$52k
10%
AU$78k
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AU$111k
90%
MEDIAN AU$77,954
AU$52,369 - AU$110,689
AU$52K
AU$78K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$77,954
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90%
AU$25.08 - AU$51.26
AU$25
AU$36
AU$51
MEDIAN: AU$36.23
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$110K
Salary AU$52,369 - AU$110,689
Bonus AU$1,462 - AU$15,205
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$53,016 - AU$110,086
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 245
Hourly Data AU$0AU$5K
Hourly Rate AU$25.08 - AU$51.26
Overtime AU$5,014
Annual Data AU$0AU$110K
Bonus AU$1,462 - AU$15,205
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$53,016 - AU$110,086
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Research Scientist

A research scientist is a scientist who works primarily with gathering knowledge and understanding research. While many scientists are employed in applied scientific fields that involve development and design work, a research scientist typically can be found in academic settings or similar areas. Because these scientists are engaged in pure research work that may not have immediate application in the business or consumer world, they tend to rely on grants and funding from academic and charitable foundations. Research scientists typically perform experiments, make observations, and create detailed papers of their findings for peer review and publishing.

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Research Scientist Tasks
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

Research Scientist Pay By Employer

$0$183K

Amazon.com Inc
57 profiles
$120,652

$53,742

$146,822

$81,024

Pfizer, Inc.
32 profiles
$86,501

$121,488

$95,622

$65,000

$76,946

$72,348

Research Scientist Job Listings

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 AU$71,000 based on 146 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 AU$77,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$89,000 based on 45 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 AU$97,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

8%

-3%

-6%

National Average: AU$78,069

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲24%

▲15%

National Average
AU$78,000

▼1%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries



Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
AU$78,000


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 83%