This salary schedule is effective for The University of Queensland Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021. 

The salary schedules listed do not include a UQ superannuation contribution to UniSuper.

All levels in a group can be appointed to any level of the adjacent salary range.

Level E

Effective from 31 March 2018

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Professorial Research Fellow (UQ), 
NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARE101 $178,571.98 $6,844.65

Effective from 28 February 2019

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Professorial Research Fellow (UQ), 
NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARE101 $181,964.85 $6,974.70

Effective from 31 January 2020

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Professorial Research Fellow (UQ), 
NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARE101 $185,422.18 $7,107.22

Effective from 1 January 2021

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Professorial Research Fellow (UQ), 
NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARE101 $189,130.62 $7,249.36

Level D

Effective from 31 March 2018

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Principal Research Fellow (UQ),
NHMRC Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARD104 $152,726.04 $5,853.98
ARD103 $148,026.85 $5,673.86
ARD102 $143,327.10 $5,493.72
ARD101 $138,627.92 $5,313.60

Effective from 28 February 2019

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Principal Research Fellow (UQ),
NHMRC Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARD104 $155,627.83 $5,965.20
ARD103 $150,839.36 $5,781.66
ARD102 $146,050.31 $5,598.10
ARD101 $141,261.85 $5,414.55

Effective from 31 January 2020

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Principal Research Fellow (UQ),
NHMRC Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARD104 $158,584.76 $6,078.54
ARD103 $153,705.31 $5,891.51
ARD102 $148,825.27 $5,704.46
ARD101 $143,945.83 $5,517.43

Effective from 1 January 2021

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Principal Research Fellow (UQ),
NHMRC Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARD104 $161,756.46 $6,200.11
ARD103 $156,779.42 $6,009.34
ARD102 $151,801.78 $5,818.55
ARD101 $146,824.75 $5,627.78

Level C

Effective from 31 March 2018

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Senior Research Fellow (UQ), 
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARC106 $132,753.93 $5,088.45
ARC105 $129,230.12 $4,953.38
ARC104 $125,706.28 $4,818.31
ARC103 $122,180.71 $4,683.18
ARC102 $118,656.90 $4,548.11
ARC101 $115,131.95 $4,413.00
NHMRC Research Scientist (NHMRC) ARC201 $125,706.28 $4,818.31
Senior Research Officer Grade 2 (UQ) ARC303 $122,180.71 $4,683.18
ARC302 $118,656.90 $4,548.11
ARC301 $115,131.95 $4,413.00

Effective from 28 February 2019

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Senior Research Fellow (UQ), 
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARC106 $135,276.25 $5,185.13
ARC105 $131,685.49 $5,047.49
ARC104 $128,094.70 $4,909.86
ARC103 $124,502.14 $4,772.16
ARC102 $120,911.38 $4,634.52
ARC101 $117,319.46 $4,496.84
NHMRC Research Scientist (NHMRC) ARC201 $128,094.70 $4,909.86
Senior Research Officer Grade 2 (UQ) ARC303 $124,502.14 $4,772.16
ARC302 $120,911.38 $4,634.52
ARC301 $117,319.46 $4,496.84

Effective from 31 January 2020

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Senior Research Fellow (UQ), 
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARC106 $137,846.50 $5,003.15
ARC105 $134,187.51 $5,143.40
ARC104 $130,528.50 $5,003.15
ARC103 $126,867.68 $4,862.83
ARC102 $123,208.70 $4,722.58
ARC101 $119,548.53 $4,582.29
NHMRC Research Scientist (NHMRC) ARC201 $130,528.50 $5,003.15
Senior Research Officer Grade 2 (UQ) ARC303 $126,867.68 $4,862.83
ARC302 $123,208.70 $4,722.58
ARC301 $119,548.53 $4,582.28

Effective from 1 January 2021

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Senior Research Fellow (UQ), 
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow (NHMRC)
ARC106 $140,603.43 $5,389.32
ARC105 $136,871.26 $5,246.26
ARC104 $133,139.07 $5,103.21
ARC103 $129,405.03 $4,960.08
ARC102 $125,672.87 $4,817.03
ARC101 $121,939.50 $4,673.93
NHMRC Research Scientist (NHMRC) ARC201 $133,139.07 $5,103.21
Senior Research Officer Grade 2 (UQ) ARC303 $129,405.03 $4,960.08
ARC302 $125,672.87 $4,817.03
ARC301 $121,939.50 $4,673.93

Level B

Effective from 31 March 2018

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Research Fellow (UQ), 
Senior Research Officer Grade 1 (UQ), 
NHMRC Research Fellow (NHMRC), 
NHMRC Senior Research Officer (NHMRC)
ARB106 $111,607.58 $4,277.91
ARB105 $108,083.12 $4,142.82
ARB104 $104,558.77 $4,007.73
ARB103 $101,034.37 $3,872.64
ARB102 $97,509.94 $3,737.55
ARB101 $93,985.59 $3,602.46

Effective from 28 February 2019

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Research Fellow (UQ), 
Senior Research Officer Grade 1 (UQ), 
NHMRC Research Fellow (NHMRC), 
NHMRC Senior Research Officer (NHMRC)
ARB106 $113,728.12 $4,359.19
ARB105 $110,136.70 $4,221.53
ARB104 $106.545.39 $4,083.88
ARB103 $102,954.02 $3,946.22
ARB102 $99,362.63 $3,808.56
ARB101 $95,771.32 $3,670.91

Effective from 31 January 2020

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Research Fellow (UQ), 
Senior Research Officer Grade 1 (UQ), 
NHMRC Research Fellow (NHMRC), 
NHMRC Senior Research Officer (NHMRC)
ARB106 $115,888.95 $4,442.01
ARB105 $112,229.30 $4,301.74
ARB104 $108,569.75 $4,161.47
ARB103 $104,910.15 $4,021.20
ARB102 $101,250.52 $3,880.92
ARB101 $97,590.98 $3,740.65

Effective from 1 January 2021

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Research Fellow (UQ), 
Senior Research Officer Grade 1 (UQ), 
NHMRC Research Fellow (NHMRC), 
NHMRC Senior Research Officer (NHMRC)
ARB106 $118,206.73 $4,530.85
ARB105 $114,473.89 $4,387.77
ARB104 $110,741.15 $4,244.70
ARB103 $107,008.35 $4,101.62
ARB102 $103,275.53 $3,958.54
ARB101 $99,542.80 $3,815.47

Level A

Effective from 31 March 2018

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Research Officer (UQ), 
NHMRC Research Assistant, 
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
ARA108 $89,285.83 $3,422.32
ARA107 $86,291.31 $3,307.54
ARA106 $83,295.80 $3,192.72
ARA105 $80,302.03 $3,077.97
ARA104 $77,307.10 $2,963.17
ARA103 $73,620.77 $2,821.88
ARA102 $69,935.57 $2,680.62
ARA101 $66,283.50 $2,540.64
NHMRC Research Officer (NHMRC) ARA403 $89,285.83 $3,422.32
ARA402 $86,291.31 $3,307.54
ARA401 $83,295.80 $3,192.72

The ARA106 salary point in the Postdoctoral Research Fellows level is entry level for PhD holders.

Effective from 28 February 2019

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Research Officer (UQ), 
NHMRC Research Assistant, 
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
ARA108 $90,982.26 $3,487.34
ARA107 $87,930.84 $3,370.38
ARA106 $84,878.42 $3,253.38
ARA105 $81,827.77 $3,136.45
ARA104 $78,775.93 $3,019.47
ARA103 $75,019.56 $2,875.49
ARA102 $71,264.35 $2,731.56
ARA101 $67,542.89 $2,588.91
NHMRC Research Officer (NHMRC) ARA403 $90,982.26 $3,487.34
ARA402 $87,930.84 $3,370.38
ARA401 $84,878.42 $3,253.38

The ARA106 salary point in the Postdoctoral Research Fellows level is entry level for PhD holders.

Effective from 31 January 2020

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Research Officer (UQ), 
NHMRC Research Assistant, 
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
ARA108 $92,782.26 $3,556.34
ARA107 $89,730.84 $3,439.38
ARA106 $86,678.42 $3,322.38
ARA105 $83,627.77 $3,205.45
ARA104 $80,575.93 $3,088.47
ARA103 $76,819.56 $2,944.49
ARA102 $73,064.35 $2,800.55
ARA101 $69,342.89 $2,657.91
NHMRC Research Officer (NHMRC) ARA403 $92,782.26 $3,556.34
ARA402 $89,730.84 $3,439.38
ARA401 $86,678.42 $3,322.38

The ARA106 salary point in the Postdoctoral Research Fellows level is entry level for PhD holders.

Effective from 1 January 2021

Level (with funding body) Salary point Full-time annual rate Full-time fortnightly rate
Research Officer (UQ), 
NHMRC Research Assistant, 
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
ARA108 $94,637.91 $3,627.46
ARA107 $91,525.46 $3,508.16
ARA106 $88,411.99 $3,388.82
ARA105 $85,300.33 $3,269.55
ARA104 $82,187.45 $3,150.24
ARA103 $78,355.95 $3,003.38
ARA102 $74,525.64 $2,856.56
ARA101 $70,729.75 $2,711.07
NHMRC Research Officer (NHMRC) ARA403 $94,637.91 $3,627.46
ARA402 $91,525.46 $3,508.16
ARA401 $88,411.99 $3,388.82

The ARA106 salary point in the Postdoctoral Research Fellows level is entry level for PhD holders.