The average salary for a Researcher, Scientific in South Africa is R330,160.
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Job Description for Researcher, Scientific
Most of the time, scientific researchers work in scientific laboratories. They may work for universities, private organizations such as pharmaceutical companies, or government agencies. They may be involved in interviewing volunteers who want to be involved in their project as human subjects. They help screen candidates. They recruit and enroll eligible human subjects. Scientific researchers must protect their human subjects’ privacy and confidentiality. They prepare various forms and docu…Read more
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.
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