How much does a Senior Research Scientist make?

Updated 25 Sep 2021
$80,000 /yr
Average Base Pay

5 salaries

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$63K

Low

$80K

Average

$144K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Senior Research Scientist is $80,000 per year in New Zealand. Filter by location to see Senior Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Research Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L3
Senior Research Scientist$80,000 /yr
L4
Leader of ResearchNo Salary Reports
L5
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Douglas Pharmaceuticals
4.2

Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Senior Research Scientist

$75,000

 /yr
Range: $63K - $80K
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$63K

$80K

$63,000 - $80,000 Range

AgResearch (NZ)
4

AgResearch (NZ)

Senior Research Scientist
About 

$99K -$151K

$99K

$151K

$98,692 - $151,237 Range

Callaghan Innovation
4.2

Callaghan Innovation

Research Scientist

$65,622

 /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

University of Auckland
4.3

University of Auckland

Research Scientist
About 

$80K -$101K

$80K

$101K

$79,517 - $101,057 Range

Douglas Pharmaceuticals
4.2

Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Research Scientist
About 

$63K -$71K

$63K

$71K

$62,940 - $70,957 Range

Scion
3.6

Scion

Research Scientist
About 

$80K -$150K

$80K

$150K

$79,770 - $149,682 Range

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Cawthron Institute

Research Scientist
About 

$63K -$72K

$63K

$72K

$62,771 - $72,110 Range

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
4

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Clinical Research Scientist
About 

$60K -$87K

$60K

$87K

$60,196 - $87,171 Range

University of Auckland
4.3

University of Auckland

Research Scientist
About 

$82K -$88K

$82K

$88K

$81,590 - $87,952 Range

Fonterra
4

Fonterra

Research Scientist
About 

$72K -$77K

$72K

$77K

$71,664 - $77,192 Range

Victoria University of Wellington
3.9

Victoria University of Wellington

Research Scientist
About 

$53K -$57K

$53K

$57K

$53,283 - $57,384 Range

CDHB
3.2

CDHB

Research Scientist
About 

$72K -$79K

$72K

$79K

$72,132 - $78,707 Range

University of Waikato
3.7

University of Waikato

Research Scientist
About 

$50K -$54K

$50K

$54K

$49,699 - $54,242 Range

Fonterra Co-operative
4.1

Fonterra Co-operative

Research Scientist
About 

$76K -$82K

$76K

$82K

$76,177 - $81,973 Range

AgResearch (NZ)
4

AgResearch (NZ)

Research Scientist
About 

$114K -$123K

$114K

$123K

$113,815 - $122,991 Range

Plant & Food Research
4

Plant & Food Research

Research Scientist
About 

$100K -$107K

$100K

$107K

$99,653 - $107,161 Range

GNS Science
2.7

GNS Science

Research Scientist
About 

$76K -$83K

$76K

$83K

$76,254 - $82,994 Range

3.6

$72K

$78K

$72,036 - $77,510 Range

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NanoLayr

Research Scientist
About 

$67K -$73K

$67K

$73K

$66,639 - $72,590 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Senior Research Scientist is $80,000 per year in New Zealand. Filter by location to see a Senior Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Research Scientist in New Zealand is $144,395 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Research Scientist in New Zealand is $63,000 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$125,000
per year
A Senior Fisheries Scientist in the Wellington Area area reported making $125,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Wellington Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
$75,000
per year
A Senior Research Scientist in the Auckland Area area reported making $75,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Auckland Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$94,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Wellington Area area reported making $94,000 per year
Job Highlights
Wellington Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
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