A Mid-Career Research Scientist earns an average salary of AU$78,141 per year.

AU$51,731 - AU$98,422
AU$52K
AU$77K
AU$98K
MEDIAN: AU$77,175
10%
50%
90%
AU$27.51 - AU$37.43
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$35.00
50%
AU$0AU$98K
Salary AU$51,731 - AU$98,422
Bonus AU$5,000
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$51,893 - AU$97,652
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data AU$0AU$37
Hourly Rate AU$35.00
Hourly Tips AU$0.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$97K
Bonus AU$5,000
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$51,893 - AU$97,652
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$76,738

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
5-9 years
72%
10-19 years
28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 87%