Forensic Scientist Salary (United Kingdom)

The average pay for a Forensic Scientist is £24,250 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Forensic Scientist Total Pay (?
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£15,115 - £35,481
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MEDIAN: £24,249
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National Salary Data

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£15,115 - £35,481  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £2,061  
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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£15,252 - £38,577  
PayScale
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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"Forensics pay badly"
consider another lab based career

Experience Affects Forensic Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
₤25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%
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Gender
Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 54%
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