A Research Scientist earns an average salary of NZ$64,425 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

NZ$46,884 - NZ$82,772
NZ$47K
NZ$65K
NZ$83K
MEDIAN: NZ$65,145
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NZ$16.87 - NZ$23.99
NZ$23
MEDIAN: NZ$22.60
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NZ$0NZ$82K
Salary NZ$46,884 - NZ$82,772
Bonus NZ$675
Profit Sharing NZ$1,200
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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NZ$45,149 - NZ$82,464
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Currency: NZD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data NZ$0NZ$29
Hourly Rate NZ$22.60
Overtime NZ$29.80
Annual Data NZ$0NZ$82K
Bonus NZ$675
Profit Sharing NZ$1,200
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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NZ$45,149 - NZ$82,464
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: NZD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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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 NZ$60,000 based on 41 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 NZ$70,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of NZ$72,000 based on 15 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 NZ$96,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: NZ$64,725

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Research Scientist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Research Scientist?

Research Scientist in Wellington:
"Science doesn't pay well."
The pay isn't great so you will need to really enjoy your work.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

Experienced
▲11%

▲9%

National Average
NZ$65,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 54%
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