How much does a Scientist make?

Updated 15 Oct 2021
$84,000 /yr
Average Base Pay

195 salaries

$58K

Low

$84K

Average

$104K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Scientist is $84,000 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 195 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Scientist$100,000 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist$128,075 /yr
L4
Leader of Research$140,000 /yr
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Research Scientist

GBP 47,000

per year

Scientist I

GBP 32,090

per year

Senior Scientist

$56

per year

Associate Scientist

$73,718

per year

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Western Diagnostic Pathology
3

Western Diagnostic Pathology

Scientist

$80,744

 /yr
Range: $52K - $98K
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$52K

$98K

$51,804 - $98,402 Range

Vetpath Laboratory Services
1

Vetpath Laboratory Services

Scientist

$80,744

 /yr
Range: $52K - $98K

$52K

$98K

$51,804 - $98,402 Range

Government of South Australia
4

Government of South Australia

Scientist

$83,670

 /yr
Range: $79K - $89K

$79K

$89K

$79,403 - $88,529 Range

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
3.7

$89K

$123K

$88,500 - $122,500 Range

NSW Department of Health
3.9

NSW Department of Health

Scientist

$84,000

 /yr
Range: $79K - $103K

$79K

$103K

$78,697 - $103,276 Range

QML Pathology

Scientist - Hourly

$34

 /hr
Range: $27 - $45

$27

$45

$27 - $45 Range

University of Queensland
4.3

University of Queensland

Scientist

$83,723

 /yr
Range: $73K - $96K

$73K

$96K

$73,357 - $95,663 Range

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Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
3.3

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Scientist

$79,576

 /yr
Range: $54K - $100K

$54K

$100K

$54,000 - $100,000 Range

Luina Bio
2.3

Luina Bio

Scientist

$77,046

 /yr
Range: $70K - $80K

$70K

$80K

$70,000 - $80,000 Range

Queensland Government
3.9

Queensland Government

Scientist

$86,632

 /yr
Range: $73K - $88K

$73K

$88K

$72,989 - $88,000 Range

Queensland Health
3.8

Queensland Health

Scientist

$90,000

 /yr
Range: $67K - $94K

$67K

$94K

$67,000 - $93,940 Range

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
3.5

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology

Scientist - Hourly

$31

 /hr
Range: $29 - $42

$29

$42

$29 - $42 Range

Monash University
4.4

Monash University

Scientist
About 

$81K -$126K

$81K

$126K

$80,743 - $125,976 Range

NSW Government
4.2

NSW Government

Scientist
About 

$80K -$128K

$80K

$128K

$80,303 - $127,654 Range

Australian National University
4.2

$87K

$108K

$87,074 - $108,003 Range

SA Health
4

SA Health

Scientist
About 

$76K -$119K

$76K

$119K

$75,771 - $119,321 Range

Western Sydney Local Health District
3.9

$75K

$98K

$75,266 - $98,485 Range

St Vincent's Health Australia
3.6

$73K

$89K

$73,128 - $89,268 Range

Mater Health Services
3.3

Mater Health Services

Scientist - Hourly
About 

$40 -$42

 hourly

$40

$42

$40 - $42 Range

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
4.3

$67K

$114K

$66,568 - $113,717 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Scientist is $84,000 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see a Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 195 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Scientist in Australia is $104,218 per year.

The lowest salary for a Scientist in Australia is $58,267 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$74,000
per year
A Defence Scientist in the Adelaide Area area reported making $74,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Adelaide Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$95,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Brisbane Area area reported making $95,000 per year
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3-4 years experience
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$64,208
per year
A Scientist in the Brisbane Area area reported making $64,208 per year
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1-2 years experience
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$105,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Sydney Area area reported making $105,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$85,000
per year
A Regulatory Scientist in the Sydney Area area reported making $85,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
$160,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Melbourne Area area reported making $160,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$70,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Sydney Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$100,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Melbourne Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
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