Average Researcher, Scientific Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Researcher, Scientific in United Kingdom is £30,675.
MEDIAN £30,675
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£20k - £43k
£511 - £11k
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£20k - £44k

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Job Description for Researcher, Scientific

Researcher, Scientific 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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Popular Skills for Researcher, Scientific

Skills in Data Analysis and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Molecular Biology, Project Management and Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Researcher, Scientific

An entry-level Researcher, Scientific with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £25,722 based on 9 salaries. An early career Researcher, Scientific with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £28,423 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Researcher, Scientific with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £33,152 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Researcher, Scientific with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £38,884 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £44,000.
Employees with Researcher, Scientific in their job title in Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh earn an average of 22.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (33.8% less), Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (6.9% less) and London, England: London (2.2% less).

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