A Research Scientist earns an average salary of £30,030 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Development, Chemistry, Physics, Project Management, and Bioinformatics. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

£21,489 - £40,129
£21K
£30K
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MEDIAN: £30,030
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£10.58 - £16.00
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MEDIAN: £13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£14K£28K£42K
Salary
£21,489 - £40,129  
   
Bonus
£479.20 - £4,262  
Profit Sharing
£8.00  
Total Pay (?
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£21,609 - £40,557  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 578
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£11£22£33
Hourly Rate
£13.00  
   
Overtime
£9.79 - £30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£22K£44K£66K
Bonus
£479.20 - £4,262  
   
Profit Sharing
£8.00  
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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£21,609 - £40,557  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £30,244

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Q: What is it like working as a Research Scientist?

Research Scientist in Nottingham:
"Variety of work."
Pros: Independently working, seeing a study through from start to finish, satisfaction of completing tasks to a high standard, variety of work.
Cons: Not getting recognition for hard work and extra time spent, including overtime and long hours.

Research Scientist in Cambridge:
"Think out of the box."
Pros: Working in a team, sharing my experience with people coming from different countries and learning new skills.
Cons: Nothing.

Research Scientist in Nottingham:
Pros: The outcome- at the end of the day I have helped patients by developing relevant screening test. People who I work with.
Cons: No prognosis of the role development. Poor salary.

Research Scientist in Wrexham:
"stress level, problem solving, work flexibility"
Pros: work flexibility, variability of the task, learning new things every day
Cons:

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
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Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
₤30,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 22%

Chemistry
up arrow 15%

Physics
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Bioinformatics
up arrow 14%



Molecular Biology
0%

Protein Purification
0%

Chemical Process Engineering
0%

National Average
₤30,000



Virology
up arrow 2%

biochemistry
up arrow 9%

Python
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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