Average Chemist Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Chemist in United Kingdom is £24,778.
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£19k - £38k
£252 - £5k
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£514 - £2k
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£19k - £40k

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Job Description for Chemist

Chemist Tasks
  • Collect and document quality assurance test data, including testing formulations, substrates and reagents.
  • Interpret and analyze data and equipment logs from other laboratory members.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and use instruments, equipment and software tools.

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Popular Skills for Chemist

Skills in Product Development and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Technical Analysis and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemist

An entry-level Chemist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £22,266 based on 14 salaries. An early career Chemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £23,905 based on 103 salaries. A mid-career Chemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,587 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Chemist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,492 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £34,753.
Employees with Chemist in their job title in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire earn an average of 31.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (24.1% more) and Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (7.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Birmingham, England: West Midlands (12.2% less).

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