The average pay for a Forensic Scientist is £25,632 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

£18,358 - £38,454
(Median)
£18K
£26K
£38K
MEDIAN: £25,631
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Salary
£18,358 - £38,454  
   
Bonus
£2,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£18,259 - £38,313  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Experience Affects Forensic Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
₤25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 65%
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