A Research Scientist earns an average salary of £29,886 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Development, Chemistry, 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.

£21,518 - £39,917
(Median)
£22K
£30K
£40K
MEDIAN: £29,886
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90%

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£11.77 - £16.13
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MEDIAN: £13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£14K£28K£42K
Salary
£21,518 - £39,917  
   
Bonus
£495.96 - £4,145  
Profit Sharing
£2,132  
Total Pay (?
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£21,694 - £40,340  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 581
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£11£22£33
Hourly Rate
£14.00  
   
Overtime
£1.55 - £30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£22K£44K£66K
Bonus
£495.96 - £4,145  
   
Profit Sharing
£2,132  
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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£21,694 - £40,340  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £30,133

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Research Scientist Reviews

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

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%



National Average
₤30,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 23%

Chemistry
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Bioinformatics
up arrow 14%


Physics
up arrow 9%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
₤30,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

Biotechnology
up arrow 2%

Protein Purification
up arrow 2%

Virology
up arrow 5%

biochemistry
up arrow 10%

Python
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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