A Research Scientist earns an average salary of £30,166 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Physics, Software Development, Chemistry, Project Management, and Bioinformatics. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

£21,398 - £40,461
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MEDIAN: £30,345
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£9.40 - £15.26
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MEDIAN: £13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£14K£28K£42K
Salary
£21,398 - £40,461  
   
Bonus
£394.53 - £4,068  
Profit Sharing
£8.00  
Total Pay (?
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£21,549 - £40,968  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 559
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
£394.53 - £4,068  
   
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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£21,549 - £40,968  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 362 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 168 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 77 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £30,553

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲30%

▲19%

▲7%

National Average
₤31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Physics
▲23%

Software Development
▲21%


Chemistry
▲14%

Bioinformatics
▲13%



Research Analysis
▼0%

National Average
₤31,000

Molecular Biology
▼1%




Virology
▼3%

biochemistry
▼10%

Python
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 50%
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