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How much does a Senior Scientist make?

Updated 13 Jun 2021
A$99,490 /yr
Average Base Pay

28 salaries

A$76K

Low

A$99K

Average

A$132K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Senior Scientist is $99,490 in Australia. Filter by location to see Senior Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 28 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L3
Senior Research ScientistA$126K /yr
L4
Leader of ResearchA$100K /yr
Career Path

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A$19,084

per year

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$55,000

per year

Associate Scientist

A$74,100

per year

Research Scientist

£47,000

per year

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
3.9

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Senior Scientist

A$134,756

 /yr
Range: A$121K - A$141K
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A$121K

A$141K

A$121,048 - A$140,799 Range

Mater Health Services
3.5

Mater Health Services

Senior Scientist - Hourly

A$56

 /hr
Range: A$55 - A$56

A$55

A$56

A$55 - A$56 Range

St Vincent's Health Australia
3.1

St Vincent's Health Australia

Senior Scientist
About 

A$83K -A$113K

A$83K

A$113K

A$83,166 - A$113,331 Range

CSL
3.3

CSL

Senior Scientist
About 

A$102K -A$113K

A$102K

A$113K

A$102,055 - A$113,348 Range

Monash University
4.4

Monash University

Senior Scientist
About 

A$99K -A$109K

A$99K

A$109K

A$99,401 - A$109,362 Range

NSW Government
4

NSW Government

Senior Scientist
About 

A$125K -A$136K

A$125K

A$136K

A$125,099 - A$136,322 Range

University of Sydney
4.2

University of Sydney

Senior Scientist - Hourly Contractor
About 

A$61 -A$67

 hourly

A$61

A$67

A$61 - A$67 Range

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ACT Government
3.9

ACT Government

Senior Scientist
About 

A$94K -A$102K

A$94K

A$102K

A$93,680 - A$102,389 Range

SA Health
4.1

SA Health

Senior Scientist
About 

A$86K -A$94K

A$86K

A$94K

A$86,087 - A$93,605 Range

Macquarie University
4

Macquarie University

Senior Scientist
About 

A$94K -A$102K

A$94K

A$102K

A$93,726 - A$101,798 Range

Sydney Local Health District
4.3

Sydney Local Health District

Senior Scientist
About 

A$110K -A$119K

A$110K

A$119K

A$110,234 - A$119,239 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.8

GlaxoSmithKline

Senior Scientist
About 

A$116K -A$126K

A$116K

A$126K

A$115,552 - A$126,220 Range

Monash Health
3.6

Monash Health

Senior Scientist - Monthly
About 

A$8K -A$8K

A$8K

A$8K

A$7,829 - A$8,384 Range

Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Senior Scientist
About 

A$68K -A$74K

A$68K

A$74K

A$67,981 - A$73,622 Range

Golder Associates
3.7

Golder Associates

Senior Scientist
About 

A$97K -A$105K

A$97K

A$105K

A$96,776 - A$105,455 Range

Australian Bureau of Meteorology
3.6

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Senior Scientist
About 

A$86K -A$93K

A$86K

A$93K

A$86,216 - A$92,806 Range

Mondelēz International
3.9

Mondelēz International

Senior Scientist
About 

A$89K -A$97K

A$89K

A$97K

A$89,039 - A$96,885 Range

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
3.6

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Senior Scientist - Monthly
About 

A$6K -A$6K

A$6K

A$6K

A$5,705 - A$6,115 Range

NSW Department of Planning and Environment
4

A$99K

A$107K

A$98,815 - A$107,256 Range

Luina Bio
2.6

Luina Bio

Senior Scientist
About 

A$81K -A$88K

A$81K

A$88K

A$81,468 - A$87,847 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Senior Scientist salaries

The average salary for a Senior Scientist is A$99,490 in Australia. Salaries estimates are based on 28 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Scientist employees in Australia.

The highest salary for a Senior Scientist in Australia is A$132,223 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Scientist in Australia is A$75,810 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$85,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Brisbane Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Brisbane Area area
 
Full-time
51 to 200 employees
$116,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Brisbane Area area reported making $116,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Hospital
$76,906
per year
A Senior Research Remote Sensing Scientist in the Brisbane Area area reported making $76,906 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$146,000
per year
A Senior Research Scientist in the Melbourne Area area reported making $146,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$125,000
per year
A Senior Research Scientist in the Sydney Area area reported making $125,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$105,000
per year
A Senior Experimental Scientist in the Adelaide Area area reported making $105,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Adelaide Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
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