Researcher Salary Scales

University Research Salary Scales/Guidelines

The Researcher Salary Guidelines have been agreed with funding agencies and should be used by universities when hiring researchers. These salary guidelines are correct from January 1st 2024 – June 1st 2026.

The IUA researcher salary guidelines have been updated to reflect the 2024-2026 national pay agreement.

For detailed information on research budgeting and employment costs you can download the Researcher Salary Scales and Employment Costs below.

General Job Descriptions

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher Level 1 – General Job Description – Download
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher Level 2 – General Job Description – Download
  • Research Fellow – General Job Description – Download