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How much does a Research Scientist make?

Updated 31 Jul 2021
£36,840 /yr
Average Base Pay

886 salaries

£23K

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£37K

Average

£58K

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The national average salary for a Research Scientist is £36,840 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 886 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Scientist£36,840 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist£47,476 /yr
L4
Leader of Research£60,297 /yr
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National Physical Laboratory
3.2

National Physical Laboratory

Research Scientist

£29,561

 /yr
Range: £26K - £45K
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£26K

£45K

£25,530 - £44,563 Range

Oxford University
4.3

Oxford University

Research Scientist

£35,401

 /yr
Range: £25K - £44K

£25K

£44K

£24,944 - £43,915 Range

Randox Laboratories
2.3

Randox Laboratories

Research Scientist

£23,188

 /yr
Range: £19K - £36K

£19K

£36K

£19,379 - £35,741 Range

QinetiQ Group
3.8

QinetiQ Group

Research Scientist

£36,628

 /yr
Range: £28K - £75K

£28K

£75K

£27,501 - £75,143 Range

Johnson Matthey
3.6

Johnson Matthey

Research Scientist

£34,418

 /yr
Range: £27K - £46K

£27K

£46K

£26,638 - £46,294 Range

UCB
4.1

UCB

Research Scientist

£36,738

 /yr
Range: £30K - £41K

£30K

£41K

£29,534 - £40,792 Range

Unilever
4.2

Unilever

Research Scientist

£37,597

 /yr
Range: £25K - £46K

£25K

£46K

£25,065 - £46,336 Range

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University College London
4.3

University College London

Research Scientist

£36,611

 /yr
Range: £15K - £71K

£15K

£71K

£15,250 - £70,896 Range

AstraZeneca
4.2

AstraZeneca

Research Scientist

£38,848

 /yr
Range: £19K - £85K

£19K

£85K

£19,000 - £85,138 Range

University of Edinburgh
4.2

University of Edinburgh

Research Scientist

£36,763

 /yr
Range: £31K - £47K

£31K

£47K

£31,078 - £47,212 Range

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
3.8

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

Research Scientist

£26,578

 /yr
Range: £23K - £32K

£23K

£32K

£23,117 - £32,000 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.9

GlaxoSmithKline

Research Scientist

£40,423

 /yr
Range: £23K - £60K

£23K

£60K

£22,977 - £60,000 Range

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
2.8

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Research Scientist

£29,393

 /yr
Range: £26K - £48K

£26K

£48K

£26,479 - £47,854 Range

Public Health England
3.5

Public Health England

Research Scientist

£31,298

 /yr
Range: £29K - £36K

£29K

£36K

£28,646 - £35,600 Range

Autolus Therapeutics
3.5

Autolus Therapeutics

Research Scientist

£40,010

 /yr
Range: £34K - £48K

£34K

£48K

£33,699 - £48,306 Range

Imperial College London
4.4

Imperial College London

Research Scientist

£45,827

 /yr
Range: £25K - £55K

£25K

£55K

£24,508 - £54,691 Range

King's College London
4.1

King's College London

Research Scientist

£35,000

 /yr
Range: £27K - £51K

£27K

£51K

£26,605 - £51,485 Range

UK Atomic Energy Authority
3.7

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Research Scientist

£47,915

 /yr
Range: £31K - £70K

£31K

£70K

£30,522 - £69,750 Range

Base4
3.5

Base4

Research Scientist

£41,966

 /yr
Range: £39K - £51K

£39K

£51K

£38,757 - £51,485 Range

Babylon Health
3.1

Babylon Health

Research Scientist

£72,368

 /yr
Range: £56K - £94K

£56K

£94K

£56,268 - £93,979 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a a Research Scientist is £36,840 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 886 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a a Research Scientist in United Kingdom is £57,883 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Research Scientist in United Kingdom is £23,447 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£20,000
per year
A Scientist in the Peterborough Area area reported making £20,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Peterborough Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£28,400
per year
A Research Scientist in the Coventry Area area reported making £28,400 per year
Job Highlights
Coventry Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Contract
£36,000
per year
A Scientist in the Slough Area area reported making £36,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Slough Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
£36,000
per year
A Higher Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £36,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
£24,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Birmingham Area area reported making £24,000 per year
Additional Pay
£500 cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Birmingham Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
£55,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £55,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
£34,000
per year
A Scientist in the Slough Area area reported making £34,000 per year
Additional Pay
£2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Slough Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£37,125
per year
A Scientist in the Slough Area area reported making £37,125 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Slough Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
£10
hourly
A Research Scientist in the Oxford Area area reported making £10 per hour
Job Highlights
Oxford Area area
Temporary
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University