How much does a Research Scientist make?

Updated 19 Jan 2022
$82,000 /yr
Average Base Pay

37 salaries

$61K

Low

$82K

Average

$103K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Research Scientist make? The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $82,000 in New Zealand. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 37 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

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Research Scientist I$82,000 /yr
L2
Research Scientist$82,000 /yr
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Senior Research Scientist

$80,000

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Senior Scientist

$110,000

per year

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Callaghan Innovation
3.9

Callaghan Innovation

Research Scientist

$70,000

 /yr
Range: $60K - $90K
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$60K

$90K

$60,000 - $90,000 Range

Plant & Food Research
4.1

Plant & Food Research

Research Scientist

$84,250

 /yr
Range: $75K - $90K

$75K

$90K

$75,000 - $90,000 Range

University of Auckland
4.2

University of Auckland

Research Scientist

$97,091

 /yr
Range: $82K - $100K

$82K

$100K

$82,000 - $100,000 Range

Fonterra
4.2

Fonterra

Research Scientist
About 

$71K -$94K

$71K

$94K

$70,759 - $94,131 Range

AgResearch (NZ)
4

AgResearch (NZ)

Research Scientist
About 

$79K -$124K

$79K

$124K

$79,016 - $123,568 Range

Douglas Pharmaceuticals
4.1

Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Research Scientist
About 

$63K -$71K

$63K

$71K

$62,719 - $71,076 Range

Scion
3.6

Scion

Research Scientist
About 

$80K -$150K

$80K

$150K

$79,913 - $149,685 Range

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GNS Science
2.7

GNS Science

Research Scientist
About 

$77K -$90K

$77K

$90K

$76,571 - $89,837 Range

Cawthron Institute

Research Scientist
About 

$62K -$72K

$62K

$72K

$62,330 - $72,169 Range

University of Auckland
4.2

University of Auckland

Research Scientist
About 

$82K -$89K

$82K

$89K

$82,361 - $89,208 Range

Victoria University of Wellington
3.8

Victoria University of Wellington

Research Scientist
About 

$53K -$58K

$53K

$58K

$52,967 - $57,921 Range

CDHB
3.5

CDHB

Research Scientist
About 

$72K -$79K

$72K

$79K

$72,156 - $78,551 Range

University of Waikato
3.4

University of Waikato

Research Scientist
About 

$50K -$53K

$50K

$53K

$49,968 - $53,441 Range

Fonterra Co-operative
3.9

Fonterra Co-operative

Research Scientist
About 

$76K -$82K

$76K

$82K

$75,546 - $81,755 Range

Plant & Food Research
4.1

Plant & Food Research

Research Scientist
About 

$99K -$107K

$99K

$107K

$98,520 - $107,448 Range

NIWA
4.2

NIWA

Research Scientist
About 

$105K -$114K

$105K

$114K

$104,841 - $114,399 Range

3.6

$72K

$77K

$71,584 - $77,300 Range

2

NanoLayr

Research Scientist
About 

$67K -$73K

$67K

$73K

$66,720 - $72,613 Range

GEICO
3.3

GEICO

Research Scientist - Monthly
About 

US$7K -US$7K

US$7K

US$7K

US$6,762 - US$7,265 Range

4.6

Defence Technology Agency

Research Scientist
About 

$92K -$101K

$92K

$101K

$92,282 - $101,001 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $82,000 per year in New Zealand. Filter by location to see a Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 37 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Research Scientist in New Zealand is $103,000 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Scientist in New Zealand is $61,155 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$75,000
per year
A Research Social Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$110,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $110,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
$100,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$62,224
per year
A Medical Device Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $62,224 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$82,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Wellington Area area reported making $82,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Wellington Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
$100,000
per year
A Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$90,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Wellington Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Wellington Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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