How much does a Scientist make?

Updated 15 Jul 2021
$74,245 /yr
Average Base Pay

19 salaries

$50K

Low

$74K

Average

$99K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Scientist is $74,245 per year in New Zealand. Filter by location to see Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 19 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Scientist$78,956 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist$91,484 /yr
L4
Leader of ResearchNo Salary Reports
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Research Scientist

$78,956

per year

Scientist I

US$77,603

per year

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Syft (New Zealand)
3.6

Syft (New Zealand)

Scientist

$63,083

 /yr
Range: $57K - $65K
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$57K

$65K

$57,000 - $65,000 Range

Scion
3.6

Scion

Scientist

$85,500

 /yr
Range: $76K - $98K

$76K

$98K

$75,784 - $98,000 Range

University of Auckland
4.3

University of Auckland

Scientist - Contractor
About 

$84K -$91K

$84K

$91K

$83,681 - $90,618 Range

Synlait Milk
3.8

Synlait Milk

Scientist
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$48,362 - $51,832 Range

AgResearch (NZ)
3.8

AgResearch (NZ)

Scientist
About 

$71K -$78K

$71K

$78K

$71,088 - $78,037 Range

Plant & Food Research
4

Plant & Food Research

Scientist
About 

$68K -$75K

$68K

$75K

$68,133 - $74,517 Range

Government of New Zealand Department of Conservation
3.7

$79K

$86K

$78,513 - $85,608 Range

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Other
4.1

Other

Scientist
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$48,197 - $51,631 Range

5

Landcare Research

Scientist
About 

$79K -$86K

$79K

$86K

$78,892 - $86,109 Range

New Zealand Blood Service
5

$69K

$75K

$68,992 - $74,891 Range

New Zealand Blood Service
5

$48K

$52K

$47,902 - $52,101 Range

5

$103K

$110K

$102,515 - $110,242 Range

Oritain
4.2

Oritain

Scientist
About 

$43K -$47K

$43K

$47K

$43,402 - $46,692 Range

Bradley University
4.1

Bradley University

Scientist
About 

US$74K -US$81K

US$74K

US$81K

US$74,454 - US$81,284 Range

Lanzatech
3.1

Lanzatech

Scientist
About 

$84K -$91K

$84K

$91K

$83,647 - $91,443 Range

Callaghan Innovation
4.3

Callaghan Innovation

Research Scientist

$65,583

 /yr
Range: $61K - $84K

$61K

$84K

$60,667 - $84,000 Range

Bank of New Zealand
4.1

Bank of New Zealand

Data Scientist

$150,000

 /yr
Range: $142K - $155K

$142K

$155K

$142,000 - $155,000 Range

Syft (New Zealand)
3.6

Syft (New Zealand)

Data Scientist

$92,000

 /yr
Range: $70K - $140K

$70K

$140K

$70,000 - $140,000 Range

Plant & Food Research
4

Plant & Food Research

Research Scientist

$86,500

 /yr
Range: $75K - $90K

$75K

$90K

$75,000 - $90,000 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a a Scientist is $74,245 per year in New Zealand. Filter by location to see a Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 19 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a a Scientist in New Zealand is $98,800 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Scientist in New Zealand is $49,500 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$51,736
per year
A Research Scientist in the Wellington Area area reported making $51,736 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Wellington Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$62,000
per year
An Environment scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $62,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$86,500
per year
A Research Scientist in the Wellington Area area reported making $86,500 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Wellington Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$68,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $68,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
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