The average pay for a Forensic Scientist is £25,573 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.

£18,231 - £37,383
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£25K
£37K
MEDIAN: £25,308
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£18,231 - £37,383  
   
Bonus
£3,045  
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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£18,139 - £37,506  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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Key Stats for Forensic Scientist

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Forensic Scientist Salaries

Experienced
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
₤25,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 69%
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