A Research Scientist in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average salary of AU$76,927 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$55,149 - AU$117,446
AU$55K
AU$79K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$79,096
10%
50%
90%
AU$26.50 - AU$45.09
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$31.00
50%
AU$0AU$117K
Salary AU$55,149 - AU$117,446
Bonus AU$6,500
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$55,037 - AU$114,208
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 42
Hourly Data AU$0AU$45
Hourly Rate AU$31.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$114K
Bonus AU$6,500
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$55,037 - AU$114,208
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲2%

National Average
AU$78,000

▼5%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 72%