How much does a Scientist make?

Updated 18 Oct 2021
$72,522 /yr
Average Base Pay

24 salaries

$50K

Low

$73K

Average

$96K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Scientist is $72,522 per year in New Zealand. Filter by location to see Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 24 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Scientist$79,516 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist$80,000 /yr
L4
Leader of ResearchNo Salary Reports
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Research Scientist

$79,529

per year

Scientist I

US$77,704

per year

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Scion
3.6

Scion

Scientist

$79,000

 /yr
Range: $68K - $98K
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$68K

$98K

$68,000 - $98,000 Range

Syft (New Zealand)
3.6

Syft (New Zealand)

Scientist

$63,112

 /yr
Range: $57K - $65K

$57K

$65K

$57,000 - $65,000 Range

Plant & Food Research
4

Plant & Food Research

Scientist
About 

$48K -$74K

$48K

$74K

$47,570 - $73,596 Range

Government of New Zealand Department of Conservation
3.4

$59K

$85K

$59,103 - $85,315 Range

University of Auckland
4.3

University of Auckland

Scientist - Contractor
About 

$84K -$91K

$84K

$91K

$84,202 - $90,554 Range

AsureQuality
2.6

AsureQuality

Scientist
About 

$53K -$58K

$53K

$58K

$52,989 - $57,663 Range

Synlait Milk
3.6

Synlait Milk

Scientist
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$48,093 - $52,381 Range

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AgResearch (NZ)
4

AgResearch (NZ)

Scientist
About 

$72K -$78K

$72K

$78K

$71,973 - $77,890 Range

Other
4.1

Other

Scientist
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$47,788 - $51,856 Range

New Zealand Blood Service
5

$70K

$75K

$69,755 - $75,037 Range

New Zealand Blood Service
5

$48K

$52K

$47,709 - $52,397 Range

Landcare Research
5

Landcare Research

Scientist
About 

$78K -$86K

$78K

$86K

$78,419 - $86,132 Range

4.6

$101K

$110K

$100,807 - $109,765 Range

Oritain
4.2

Oritain

Scientist
About 

$43K -$47K

$43K

$47K

$42,837 - $47,084 Range

Bradley University
4.1

Bradley University

Scientist
About 

US$75K -US$81K

US$75K

US$81K

US$74,707 - US$80,530 Range

Lanzatech
3.1

Lanzatech

Scientist
About 

$83K -$91K

$83K

$91K

$83,095 - $90,692 Range

Callaghan Innovation
4.2

Callaghan Innovation

Research Scientist

$65,612

 /yr
Range: $60K - $85K

$60K

$85K

$60,000 - $85,000 Range

Plant & Food Research
4

Plant & Food Research

Research Scientist

$84,250

 /yr
Range: $75K - $90K

$75K

$90K

$75,000 - $90,000 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

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Frequently asked questions about a Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Scientist is $70,249 per year in New Zealand. Filter by location to see a Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 23 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Scientist in New Zealand is $96,200 per year.

The lowest salary for a Scientist in New Zealand is $50,000 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$82,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $82,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$85,000
per year
A Fisheries Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
$51,803
per year
A Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $51,803 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$2,333
monthly
A Research Scholar in the Auckland Area area reported making $2,333 per month
Job Highlights
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$85,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Auckland Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
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