Research Scientist Salaries in Australia

Updated 28 Jun 2022
$99,772 /yr
Average Base Pay

257 salaries

$75K

Low

$100K

Average

$128K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$2,000Range$600 - $13,800

How much does a Research Scientist make? The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $99,772 in Australia. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 257 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

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$74,764

per year

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
3.7

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Research Scientist

$104,201

 /yr
Range: $84K - $150K

$84K

$150K

$84,401 - $150,000 Range

IBM
4.1

IBM

Research Scientist

$121,000

 /yr
Range: $90K - $155K

$90K

$155K

$90,154 - $155,000 Range

Australian Government Defence Science and Technology
2.7

Australian Government Defence Science and Technology

Research Scientist

$98,851

 /yr
Range: $76K - $120K

$76K

$120K

$76,000 - $120,000 Range

University of Queensland
4.3

University of Queensland

Research Scientist

$90,999

 /yr
Range: $80K - $100K

$80K

$100K

$80,000 - $100,000 Range

University of New South Wales
4.3

University of New South Wales

Research Scientist

$114,425

 /yr
Range: $28K - $155K

$28K

$155K

$28,000 - $154,712 Range

Monash University
4.2

Monash University

Research Scientist

$99,000

 /yr
Range: $85K - $160K

$85K

$160K

$85,000 - $160,000 Range

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
4.2

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Research Scientist

$82,628

 /yr
Range: $72K - $92K

$72K

$92K

$72,328 - $91,574 Range

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CSL
3.2

CSL

Research Scientist

$107,000

 /yr
Range: $101K - $113K

$101K

$113K

$100,692 - $113,205 Range

Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology
4.1

Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology

Research Scientist

$108,000

 /yr
Range: $93K - $116K

$93K

$116K

$93,000 - $115,500 Range

QUT
4.2

QUT

Research Scientist

$104,000

 /yr
Range: $27K - $200K

$27K

$200K

$26,645 - $200,000 Range

University of Melbourne
4.3

University of Melbourne

Research Scientist

$100,139

 /yr
Range: $80K - $105K

$80K

$105K

$80,000 - $105,000 Range

Griffith University
4.0

Griffith University

Research Scientist

$93,500

 /yr
Range: $78K - $120K

$78K

$120K

$78,000 - $120,000 Range

CSL Behring
3.5

CSL Behring

Research Scientist

$106,000

 /yr
Range: $97K - $110K

$97K

$110K

$96,972 - $110,000 Range

Nanosonics
3.2

Nanosonics

Research Scientist

$80,000

 /yr
Range: $72K - $80K

$72K

$80K

$72,000 - $80,000 Range

Teva Pharmaceuticals
3.6

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Research Scientist

$87,000

 /yr
Range: $81K - $91K

$81K

$91K

$81,000 - $91,000 Range

University of Sydney
4.2

University of Sydney

Research Scientist

$103,000

 /yr
Range: $100K - $122K

$100K

$122K

$99,849 - $121,865 Range

University of Queensland
4.3

University of Queensland

Research Scientist - Contractor

$94,000

 /yr
Range: $92K - $105K

$92K

$105K

$92,000 - $105,000 Range

Macquarie University
3.9

Macquarie University

Research Scientist

$102,911

 /yr
Range: $82K - $110K

$82K

$110K

$81,511 - $110,000 Range

The University of Adelaide
3.7

The University of Adelaide

Research Scientist

$70,000

 /yr
Range: $59K - $115K

$59K

$115K

$58,800 - $115,000 Range

University of Western Australia
4.1

University of Western Australia

Research Scientist

$111,000

 /yr
Range: $110K - $120K

$110K

$120K

$110,000 - $120,000 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $99,772 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see a Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 257 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Research Scientist in Australia is $127,524 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Scientist in Australia is $74,986 per year.