How much does a Research Scientist make?

Updated 26 Sep 2021
$100,000 /yr
Average Base Pay

169 salaries

$78K

Low

$100K

Average

$122K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Research Scientist is $100,000 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 169 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Scientist$100,000 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist$127,850 /yr
L4
Leader of Research$140,000 /yr
Career Path

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Salaries in Australia

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
3.7

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Research Scientist

$104,897

 /yr
Range: $83K - $135K
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$83K

$135K

$83,074 - $135,000 Range

IBM
3.9

IBM

Research Scientist

$121,000

 /yr
Range: $90K - $155K

$90K

$155K

$90,154 - $155,000 Range

Australian Government Defence Science and Technology
2.5

Australian Government Defence Science and Technology

Research Scientist

$97,297

 /yr
Range: $69K - $120K

$69K

$120K

$68,775 - $120,000 Range

University of Queensland
4.3

University of Queensland

Research Scientist

$91,819

 /yr
Range: $80K - $104K

$80K

$104K

$80,000 - $104,337 Range

University of NSW
4.2

University of NSW

Research Scientist

$113,570

 /yr
Range: $90K - $152K

$90K

$152K

$90,000 - $152,280 Range

CSL
3.4

CSL

Research Scientist

$106,327

 /yr
Range: $99K - $111K

$99K

$111K

$99,109 - $111,425 Range

Monash University
4.4

Monash University

Research Scientist

$91,373

 /yr
Range: $85K - $120K

$85K

$120K

$85,000 - $120,000 Range

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University of Melbourne
4.2

University of Melbourne

Research Scientist

$105,000

 /yr
Range: $94K - $105K

$94K

$105K

$93,781 - $105,000 Range

Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology
4

Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology

Research Scientist

$108,000

 /yr
Range: $103K - $110K

$103K

$110K

$103,000 - $110,000 Range

Macquarie University
4

Macquarie University

Research Scientist

$101,293

 /yr
Range: $80K - $110K

$80K

$110K

$80,229 - $110,000 Range

The University of Adelaide
4.2

The University of Adelaide

Research Scientist

$70,000

 /yr
Range: $59K - $115K

$59K

$115K

$58,800 - $115,000 Range

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
4.3

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Research Scientist

$82,628

 /yr
Range: $72K - $87K

$72K

$87K

$72,328 - $87,000 Range

CSL Behring
3.5

CSL Behring

Research Scientist

$105,000

 /yr
Range: $95K - $107K

$95K

$107K

$95,447 - $107,000 Range

Nanosonics

Research Scientist

$80,000

 /yr
Range: $72K - $80K

$72K

$80K

$72,000 - $80,000 Range

Teva Pharmaceuticals
3.7

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Research Scientist

$87,000

 /yr
Range: $81K - $87K

$81K

$87K

$81,000 - $87,000 Range

University of Queensland
4.3

University of Queensland

Research Scientist - Contractor
About 

$88K -$109K

$88K

$109K

$88,499 - $109,193 Range

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
3.7

$101K

$112K

$100,987 - $112,482 Range

Australian National University
4.2

Australian National University

Research Scientist
About 

$65K -$75K

$65K

$75K

$64,991 - $75,400 Range

SA Health
4

SA Health

Research Scientist - Hourly
About 

$34 -$45

 hourly

$34

$45

$34 - $45 Range

State Government of Victoria
3.8

State Government of Victoria

Research Scientist
About 

$69K -$89K

$69K

$89K

$69,293 - $88,919 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $100,000 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see a Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 169 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Research Scientist in Australia is $122,000 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Scientist in Australia is $78,315 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent research scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$100,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Sydney Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$70,000
per year
A Scientist in the Sydney Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$65
hourly
A Research Scientist in the Melbourne Area area reported making $65 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$109,045
per year
A Scientist in the Melbourne Area area reported making $109,045 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$90,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Brisbane Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$40
hourly
A Scientist in the Sydney Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Non-profit Organisation
$43
hourly
A Research Scientist in the Sydney Area area reported making $43 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sydney Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$111,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Perth Area area reported making $111,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Perth Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$120,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Adelaide Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Adelaide Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$107,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Melbourne Area area reported making $107,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public