£30,620
Avg. Salary
£15.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

£1,988

Bonus

£1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Research Scientist is £15.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Research Scientist is £30,620 per year.

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MEDIAN £15.00
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£42k
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MEDIAN £30,620
£21,484 - £41,773
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MEDIAN: £30,620
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£0£43K
Salary £21,484 - £41,773
Bonus £501 - £4,859
Profit Sharing £1,000
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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£21,600 - £43,029
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,033
Hourly Data £0£30
Hourly Rate £8.70 - £20.49
Overtime £9.77 - £30.70
Annual Data £0£43K
Bonus £501 - £4,859
Profit Sharing £1,000
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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£21,600 - £43,029
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

Job Description for Research Scientist

A research scientist is a scientist who works primarily with gathering knowledge and understanding research. While many scientists are employed in applied scientific fields that involve development and design work, a research scientist typically can be found in academic settings or similar areas. Because these scientists are engaged in pure research work that may not have immediate application in the business or consumer world, they tend to rely on grants and funding from academic and charitable foundations. Research scientists typically perform experiments, make observations, and create detailed papers of their findings for peer review and publishing.

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Research Scientist Tasks
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

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Common Career Paths for Research Scientist


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Popular Skills for Research Scientist

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

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National Average: £30,988

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Research Scientist Reviews

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 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 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.

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲28%

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
₤31,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Physics
▲21%

Software Development
▲19%

Chemistry
▲13%


Bioinformatics
▲11%



National Average
₤31,000

Molecular Biology
▼2%

Research Analysis
▼2%




Virology
▼5%

biochemistry
▼11%

Python
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 52%