£30,340
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£1,968

Profit Sharing

£2,500

A Research Scientist earns an average salary of £30,166 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Physics, Software Development, Chemistry, Project Management, and Bioinformatics. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

£21,435 - £40,987
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MEDIAN: £30,340
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Salary £21,435 - £40,987
Bonus £497 - £4,379
Profit Sharing £2,500
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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£21,551 - £41,727
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 28 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,072
Hourly Data £0£30
Hourly Rate £8.24 - £20.58
Overtime £1.55 - £30.58
Annual Data £0£41K
Bonus £497 - £4,379
Profit Sharing £2,500
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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£21,551 - £41,727
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 28 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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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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

National Average: £30,654

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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 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
Cons:

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲30%

▲18%

▲6%

National Average
₤31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Physics
▲22%

Software Development
▲21%

Chemistry
▲14%


Bioinformatics
▲12%



National Average
₤31,000

Molecular Biology
▼1%

Research Analysis
▼1%




Virology
▼4%

biochemistry
▼10%

Python
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 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
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 51%