Average Research Chemist Salary in United Kingdom

£29,192
Avg. Salary
£1,028
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The average salary for a Research Chemist in United Kingdom is £29,192.
10%
£23k
MEDIAN
£29k
90%
£38k
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£23k - £38k
Bonus
£194 - £2k
Total Pay
£23k - £39k

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Job Description for Research Chemist

Research Chemist Tasks
  • Design, develop, and characterize novel synthetic products and processes.
  • Create and maintain product development strategies, documentation and progress reports.
  • Keep up to date on current research and technologies.
  • Observe, analyze, calculate and evaluate results from laboratory work to improve processes and communicate data.

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Popular Skills for Research Chemist

Skills in Research Analysis, Material Science and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Problem Solving and Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Chemist

An entry-level Research Chemist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £27,501 based on 15 salaries. An early career Research Chemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £27,944 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Research Chemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,163 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Research Chemist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £35,493 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £33,971.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 74 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.3%
Early Career
48.6%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
6.8%
Late Career
6.8%