An Entry-Level Research Scientist earns an average salary of £28,910 per year. A skill in Chemistry is associated with high pay for this job.

£20,060 - £37,178
£20K
£29K
£37K
MEDIAN: £28,910
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£8.70 - £15.48
£12
MEDIAN: £11.98
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£0£13K£26K£39K
Salary
£20,060 - £37,178  
   
Bonus
£400.00 - £3,200  
Total Pay (?
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£20,084 - £37,366  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£7£14£21
Hourly Rate
£11.98  
   
Overtime
£15.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£13K£26K£39K
Bonus
£400.00 - £3,200  
   
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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£20,084 - £37,366  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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National Average: £29,168

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Research Scientist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Research Scientist in Oxford:
Do not do a part time PhD, it gains you nothing, takes longer and the public sector views it as "a credit to themselves as employers" that they let you do one as opposed to a credit to you for achieving a PhD while working full-time for them. No account of this achievement will be taken when you look for promotion.

Research Scientist in London:
"Egos and "stupid" questions"
I also thought science would have less politics and would be about the facts, but it is very heavy on politics and run by a lot of egos, everyone is bright (or thinks they are) and argue often based on their opinions rather than on a logical or factual basis. Be aware of politics, you cannot avoid it. You don't have to sell your soul to be a savvy political animal, just don't be naive about it and think you can't be involved. In fact if you have ideas or "stupid" questions, speak up because often they are good ideas and good questions and if you mention them to someone else they make take credit, or if you dither then someone else will eventually think of the same thing. Idea stealing happens a lot in science so be aware of it and often being more open is better, getting your ideas out there. Perks however are tea break culture (in the hour incubation experiments!) and clever people to converse with, people in general are down to earth and nice.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Chemistry
▲17%

Project Management
▲7%


Chemical Process Engineering
▲3%

Research Analysis
▲2%

Molecular Biology
▼0%

Protein Purification
▼0%

Physics
▼0%

National Average
₤29,000


Data Analysis
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 53%
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