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How much does a Physicist make?

Updated 7 Oct 2021
£38,864 /yr
Average Base Pay

57 salaries

£24K

Low

£39K

Average

£64K

High

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The national average salary for Physicist is £38,864 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Physicist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 57 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Physicist employees.

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UK Atomic Energy Authority
3.9

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Physicist

£55,503

 /yr
Range: £31K - £88K
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£31K

£88K

£30,989 - £88,425 Range

AWE PLC
3.4

AWE PLC

Physicist

£41,031

 /yr
Range: £28K - £62K

£28K

£62K

£27,500 - £61,980 Range

Science and Technology Facilities Council
3.8

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Physicist

£40,488

 /yr
Range: £36K - £49K

£36K

£49K

£36,456 - £48,656 Range

Oxford University
4.3

Oxford University

Physicist
About 

£36K -£94K

£36K

£94K

£36,380 - £93,507 Range

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
2.8

£24K

£27K

£24,136 - £26,506 Range

Elekta
3.7

Elekta

Physicist
About 

£41K -£53K

£41K

£53K

£40,844 - £53,075 Range

Andor Technology
3.4

Andor Technology

Physicist
About 

£36K -£39K

£36K

£39K

£36,140 - £39,357 Range

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Imperial College London
4.4

Imperial College London

Physicist - Contractor
About 

£41K -£45K

£41K

£45K

£41,477 - £45,426 Range

Imperial College London
4.4

Imperial College London

Physicist
About 

£43K -£47K

£43K

£47K

£42,826 - £46,696 Range

University of Cambridge
4.3

University of Cambridge

Physicist
About 

£29K -£31K

£29K

£31K

£29,261 - £31,355 Range

Bupa
3.7

Bupa

Physicist
About 

£49K -£54K

£49K

£54K

£49,381 - £53,858 Range

Atkins
3.8

Atkins

Physicist
About 

£34K -£37K

£34K

£37K

£33,981 - £36,850 Range

Babcock International Group
3.6

£42K

£46K

£41,946 - £45,573 Range

University of Nottingham
4.3

University of Nottingham

Physicist
About 

£22K -£23K

£22K

£23K

£21,685 - £23,481 Range

University of Bristol
4.3

University of Bristol

Physicist
About 

£15K -£16K

£15K

£16K

£14,586 - £15,981 Range

University of Birmingham
4.2

University of Birmingham

Physicist - Monthly
About 

£3K -£3K

£3K

£3K

£2,607 - £2,837 Range

Queen Mary, University of London
4.2

£16K

£17K

£16,069 - £17,479 Range

University of Exeter
4.1

University of Exeter

Physicist - Contractor
About 

£39K -£42K

£39K

£42K

£38,502 - £41,732 Range

University of Liverpool
4.2

University of Liverpool

Physicist
About 

£37K -£40K

£37K

£40K

£36,918 - £39,721 Range

University of Surrey
4.5

University of Surrey

Physicist
About 

£32K -£35K

£32K

£35K

£32,101 - £34,731 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Physicist salaries

The national average salary for a Physicist is £38,864 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Physicist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 57 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Physicist employees.

The highest salary for a Physicist in United Kingdom is £63,750 per year.

The lowest salary for a Physicist in United Kingdom is £23,693 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£27,500
per year
A Physicist in the Reading Area area reported making £27,500 per year
Additional Pay
£2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Reading Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
£43,596
per year
A Physicist in the London Area area reported making £43,596 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
London Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
£38,890
per year
An Imaging Physicist in the Nottingham Area area reported making £38,890 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Nottingham Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Hospital
£40,000
per year
A Physicist in the Belfast Area area reported making £40,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Belfast Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
£30,189
per year
A Physicist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £30,189 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
£38,239
per year
A Physicist in the Oxford Area area reported making £38,239 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Oxford Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
£42,264
per year
A Theoretical Physicist in the London Area area reported making £42,264 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
£45,283
per year
A Physicist in the Oxford Area area reported making £45,283 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Oxford Area area
 
Full-time
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