How much does a Research Scientist make?

Updated 2 Dec 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 average salary for Research Scientist is £36,954 per year in the United Kingdom. The average additional cash compensation for a Research Scientist in the United Kingdom is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 957 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees in the United Kingdom.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Scientist£36,954 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist£47,777 /yr
L4
Leader of Research£58,700 /yr
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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

Randox Laboratories
2.5

Randox Laboratories

Research Scientist

£23,891

 /yr
Range: £20K - £36K

£20K

£36K

£19,657 - £36,255 Range

Oxford University
4.2

Oxford University

Research Scientist

£35,729

 /yr
Range: £25K - £52K

£25K

£52K

£25,302 - £51,793 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

£35,659

 /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 salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

£16,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Liverpool Area area reported making £16,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Liverpool Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
£30,000
per year
A Scientist in the Luton Area area reported making £30,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Luton Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
£32,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £32,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
£26,000
per year
A Scientist in the Newcastle upon Tyne Area area reported making £26,000 per year
Job Highlights
Newcastle upon Tyne Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Private Practice / Firm
£15,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £15,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
£34,150
per year
A Scientist in the Oxford Area area reported making £34,150 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Oxford Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
£34,500
per year
A Research Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £34,500 per year
Additional Pay
£2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
£25,000
per year
A Scientist in the Belfast Area area reported making £25,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Belfast Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
£30,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £30,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private