How much does a Chemist make?

Updated 7 May 2021
£27,264 /yr
Average Base Pay

190 salaries

£18K

Low

£27K

Average

£40K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Chemist is £27,264 in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Chemist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 190 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Chemist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Chemist£27,264 /yr
L3
Senior Chemist£33,303 /yr
L4
Lead Chemist£27,958 /yr
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Analytical Chemist

£25,648

per year

Chemistry

£27,091

per year

Organic Chemist

£27,091

per year

PhD Chemistry

£27,958

per year

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Almac Group
3.5

Almac Group

Chemist

£29,932

 /yr
Range: £26K - £35K
22 salaries
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£26K

£35K

£25,728 - £35,486 Range

Concept Life Sciences
2.7

Concept Life Sciences

Chemist

£27,049

 /yr
Range: £24K - £32K

£24K

£32K

£23,804 - £31,724 Range

Akzo Nobel Worldwide
3.8

Akzo Nobel Worldwide

Chemist

£26,048

 /yr
Range: £18K - £29K

£18K

£29K

£17,751 - £29,284 Range

Infineum
3.9

Infineum

Chemist

£30,009

 /yr
Range: £27K - £35K

£27K

£35K

£26,720 - £35,110 Range

C.K.Group
4.3

C.K.Group

Chemist

£25,286

 /yr
Range: £21K - £38K

£21K

£38K

£21,344 - £38,043 Range

Domino Printing
4

Domino Printing

Chemist

£32,443

 /yr
Range: £26K - £48K

£26K

£48K

£25,850 - £48,228 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.8

GlaxoSmithKline

Chemist

£43,778

 /yr
Range: £29K - £52K

£29K

£52K

£29,284 - £52,000 Range

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Lubrizol
4

Lubrizol

Chemist

£19,122

 /yr
Range: £18K - £19K

£18K

£19K

£18,116 - £19,122 Range

Synthomer
3.9

Synthomer

Chemist

£29,624

 /yr
Range: £23K - £35K

£23K

£35K

£22,748 - £35,323 Range

Pepceuticals

Chemist

£19,282

 /yr
Range: £16K - £22K

£16K

£22K

£15,870 - £21,683 Range

Veolia
3.6

Veolia

Chemist

£24,406

 /yr
Range: £24K - £25K

£24K

£25K

£23,702 - £24,862 Range

Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Chemist

£27,684

 /yr
Range: £27K - £28K

£27K

£28K

£27,174 - £28,258 Range

Synlab
3.5

Synlab

Chemist

£18,693

 /yr
Range: £17K - £22K

£17K

£22K

£16,716 - £21,559 Range

BP
3.7

BP

Chemist

£52,292

 /yr
Range: £38K - £56K

£38K

£56K

£37,946 - £55,572 Range

Ecolab
3.7

Ecolab

Chemist

£25,850

 /yr
Range: £25K - £34K

£25K

£34K

£25,110 - £34,313 Range

SGS
3.2

SGS

Chemist

£20,525

 /yr
Range: £20K - £40K

£20K

£40K

£20,018 - £40,000 Range

Alliance Medical
2.9

Alliance Medical

Chemist

£35,225

 /yr
Range: £32K - £35K

£32K

£35K

£32,163 - £35,239 Range

Ipca Laboratories
3.7

Ipca Laboratories

Chemist

£26,524

 /yr
Range: £23K - £28K

£23K

£28K

£23,000 - £27,803 Range

Bachem
3.1

Bachem

Chemist

£20,057

 /yr
Range: £19K - £26K

£19K

£26K

£19,017 - £26,167 Range

RPS Group
3.4

RPS Group

Chemist
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£19K -£23K

£19K

£23K

£18,743 - £22,886 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Chemist salaries

The average salary for a Chemist is £27,264 in United Kingdom. Salaries estimates are based on 190 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Chemist employees in United Kingdom.

The highest salary for a Chemist in United Kingdom is £40,246 per year.

The lowest salary for a Chemist in United Kingdom is £18,470 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent chemist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

£26,000
per year
An Analytical Chemist in the Belfast Area area reported making £26,000 per year
Additional Pay
£250 cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Belfast Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
£28,000
per year
A Protein Chemist in the Edinburgh Area area reported making £28,000 per year
Job Highlights
Edinburgh Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£25,000
per year
An Analytical Chemist in the Belfast Area area reported making £25,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Belfast Area area
 
Full-time
1001 to 5000 employees
£30,014
per year
A Development Chemist in the Birmingham Area area reported making £30,014 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Birmingham Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
£17,252
per year
A Chemist in the Nottingham Area area reported making £17,252 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Nottingham Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
£8
hourly
A Chemist in the Edinburgh Area area reported making £8 per hour
Job Highlights
Edinburgh Area area
Seasonal
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£17,109
per year
A Research Chemist in the Leeds Area area reported making £17,109 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Leeds Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment