Average Researcher, Scientific Salary in South Africa

R330,160
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R20,226
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The average salary for a Researcher, Scientific in South Africa is R330,160.
10%
ZAR 152k
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ZAR 330k
90%
ZAR 609k
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R152k - R609k
Bonus
R10k - R60k
Total Pay
R154k - R628k

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Job Description for Researcher, Scientific

Researcher, Scientific 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Researcher, Scientific

The top respondents for the job title Researcher, Scientific are from the companies Agricultural Research Council, Wits Health Consortium and CSIR. Reported salaries are highest at Wits Health Consortium where the average pay is R487,519. Agricultural Research Council pays the lowest at around R322,527.

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Popular Skills for Researcher, Scientific

Skills in Research Analysis, Data Analysis, Project Management and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Researcher, Scientific

An entry-level Researcher, Scientific with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R250,252 based on 5 salaries. An early career Researcher, Scientific with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R299,516 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Researcher, Scientific with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R414,115 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Researcher, Scientific with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R394,301 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R417,126.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 128 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
48.4%
Mid Career
23.4%
Experienced
15.6%
Late Career
8.6%