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The Professional Scientist Remuneration Survey Report

The Professional Scientist Remuneration Survey is carried out by the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia annually in conjunction with Science & Technology Australia (STA). The survey report provides the very latest information on remuneration of professional scientists in Australia.

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  Report sections
  Terms & Conditions
  Summary Report
  Online demonstration
  Responsibility Level definitions

The invitation to participate was forwarded to scientists by organisations belonging to STA, as well as to the scientific membership of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia. Nearly 1,500 completed questionnaires were returned by the many thousands of scientists offered an opportunity to participate.

Report Sections

The Professional Scientist Remuneration Survey Report comprises the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Annual Salary Movements
    • Comparative Indicators
    • Employment Sector
    • Scientific Discipline
    • ASCED Classification
  • Working Hours
  • Salaries
    • All Scientific Disciplines
    • Responsibility Level
    • Years of Professional Experience
    • State
    • Job Function
    • Highest Science Qualification
    • Number of Employees
    • Private Sector Turnover
    • Industry
    • ASCED Classification
  • Salaries by Branch of Science
    • Agricultural Science
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Science
    • Food Science & Technology
    • Geology/Geosciences
    • Medical Science
    • Microbiology
    • Physics
    • Other disciplines
  • Sample Characteristics
  • Remuneration Terms & Statistics Used
  • Responsibility Level Definitions
  • Participating Organisations

Online Salary Calculator

Members of Professionals Australia and subscribers to the Report are able to access the survey results on the website, using the interactive Professional Scientist Salary Calculator.

Users can select a combination of position-related parameters and query the database to return specific remuneration levels related to that query. Parameters by which analysis may be performed include state, industry, qualification, years of experience, employment sector, scientific discipline and responsibility level.

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How to Order

The report is published as a printed 84-page hard copy book which is forwarded by standard post, and an interactive online database accessible via the Professionals Australia website.

The report is not published in an emailable or downloadable soft copy format.

The report can be ordered online, via secure e-commerce, or if you prefer, you can download and print an order form, and submit it by fax or mail. Note, phone or email orders will not be accepted. All amounts shown are in Australian dollars ($AUD).

Professionals Australia members can further benefit by purchasing the report at around 75% off the non-member price – however terms and conditions apply.

All purchasers should familiarise themselves with the Terms and Conditions of purchase before ordering.

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For more information about the Professional Scientist Remuneration Survey Report, contact:

Surveys Unit
Professionals Australia
GPO Box 1272, Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone/Fax: 03 9695 8839
ABN: 99 589 872 974