How much does a Research Scientist make?

Updated 28 Nov 2021
£36,954 /yr
Average Base Pay

957 salaries

£23K

Low

£37K

Average

£59K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Research Scientist is £36,954 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 957 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L1
Research Scientist I£36,954 /yr
L2
Research Scientist£36,954 /yr
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Associate Scientist II

£27,325

per year

Principal Research Scientist

£56,955

per year

Scientist II

£36,784

per year

Senior Research Scientist

£47,777

per year

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National Physical Laboratory
3

National Physical Laboratory

Research Scientist

£29,986

 /yr
Range: £26K - £45K
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£26K

£45K

£25,896 - £45,204 Range

Oxford University
4.2

Oxford University

Research Scientist

£35,729

 /yr
Range: £25K - £52K

£25K

£52K

£25,302 - £51,793 Range

Randox Laboratories
2.5

Randox Laboratories

Research Scientist

£23,629

 /yr
Range: £20K - £36K

£20K

£36K

£19,657 - £36,255 Range

Johnson Matthey
3.6

Johnson Matthey

Research Scientist

£34,913

 /yr
Range: £27K - £47K

£27K

£47K

£27,021 - £46,959 Range

UCB
4

UCB

Research Scientist

£36,552

 /yr
Range: £30K - £41K

£30K

£41K

£29,958 - £41,378 Range

Unilever
4.2

Unilever

Research Scientist

£38,137

 /yr
Range: £26K - £47K

£26K

£47K

£25,767 - £46,613 Range

QinetiQ Group
3.9

QinetiQ Group

Research Scientist

£37,154

 /yr
Range: £25K - £76K

£25K

£76K

£25,000 - £76,223 Range

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University College London
4.3

University College London

Research Scientist

£37,086

 /yr
Range: £15K - £56K

£15K

£56K

£15,469 - £55,642 Range

AstraZeneca
4.2

AstraZeneca

Research Scientist

£36,035

 /yr
Range: £19K - £86K

£19K

£86K

£19,222 - £86,361 Range

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
3.9

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

Research Scientist

£26,961

 /yr
Range: £23K - £32K

£23K

£32K

£23,449 - £32,374 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.9

GlaxoSmithKline

Research Scientist

£37,857

 /yr
Range: £20K - £61K

£20K

£61K

£20,000 - £60,919 Range

University of Edinburgh
4.2

University of Edinburgh

Research Scientist

£37,198

 /yr
Range: £32K - £48K

£32K

£48K

£31,525 - £47,890 Range

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
2.8

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Research Scientist

£30,047

 /yr
Range: £27K - £49K

£27K

£49K

£26,859 - £48,542 Range

Imperial College London
4.4

Imperial College London

Research Scientist

£41,054

 /yr
Range: £36K - £51K

£36K

£51K

£36,226 - £51,087 Range

Public Health England
3.4

Public Health England

Research Scientist

£30,307

 /yr
Range: £27K - £36K

£27K

£36K

£26,809 - £36,112 Range

Autolus Therapeutics
3.3

Autolus Therapeutics

Research Scientist

£39,292

 /yr
Range: £34K - £49K

£34K

£49K

£34,183 - £49,000 Range

King's College London
4.1

King's College London

Research Scientist

£35,409

 /yr
Range: £27K - £52K

£27K

£52K

£26,988 - £52,225 Range

UK Atomic Energy Authority
4.1

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Research Scientist

£48,604

 /yr
Range: £31K - £71K

£31K

£71K

£30,961 - £70,752 Range

Binding Site
3.9

Binding Site

Research Scientist

£24,064

 /yr
Range: £19K - £35K

£19K

£35K

£19,140 - £35,316 Range

Sygnature Discovery
3.2

Sygnature Discovery

Research Scientist

£27,775

 /yr
Range: £22K - £46K

£22K

£46K

£22,337 - £45,690 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Research Scientist is £36,954 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 957 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Research Scientist in United Kingdom is £58,577 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Scientist in United Kingdom is £23,313 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£25,000
per year
A Scientist in the Birmingham Area area reported making £25,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Birmingham Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
£41,500
per year
A Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £41,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
£12
hourly
A Scientist in the London Area area reported making £12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
London Area area
Self-Employed
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
£38,000
per year
A Scientist in the London Area area reported making £38,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£25,000
per year
A Scientist in the Nottingham Area area reported making £25,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Nottingham Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
£35,500
per year
A Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £35,500 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
£30,000
per year
A Scientist in the Oxford Area area reported making £30,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Oxford Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
£48,000
per year
A Scientist in the Oxford Area area reported making £48,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Oxford Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Non-profit Organisation
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