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|Researcher salaries - 68 salaries reported||£31,445/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 50 salaries reported||£23,341/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 49 salaries reported||£39,222/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 48 salaries reported||£30,297/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 41 salaries reported||£37,307/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 39 salaries reported||£29,689/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 34 salaries reported||£36,281/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 34 salaries reported||£29,393/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 33 salaries reported||£36,448/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 33 salaries reported||£44,862/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 32 salaries reported||£28,218/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 30 salaries reported||£30,099/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 30 salaries reported||£35,791/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 28 salaries reported||£39,568/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 27 salaries reported||£28,120/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 26 salaries reported||£50,741/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 23 salaries reported||£29,245/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 21 salaries reported||£40,600/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 21 salaries reported||£31,565/yr|
|Researcher salaries - 21 salaries reported||£21,789/yr|
The average salary for a Researcher is £37,912 per year in United Kingdom. Salaries estimates are based on 3220 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Researcher employees in United Kingdom.
The highest salary for a Researcher in United Kingdom is £51,131 per year.
The lowest salary for a Researcher in United Kingdom is £28,884 per year.
The pay for researchers varies by field of expertise. Researchers in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) or business-related fields typically command higher pay than researchers in humanities-related fields. There are usually more grants for business and STEM researchers. Researchers in STEM can earn salaries slightly higher than the national average. The pay gap between STEM and humanities researchers reflects differences in demand, as fewer private sector firms compete to hire humanities researchers.
Are you looking for ways to earn more in your career as a researcher? Here are several tips to help you leverage your salary prospects. Consider working towards a higher academic degree in your chosen research field and aim to focus your research on in-demand areas to enhance your potential to move into higher-paying roles. Attending industry-related conferences will open up your network and lead to potential opportunities on attractive projects. Developing your essential skills, such as data analysis, communication, and leadership will help you taking on extra responsibilities such as managing a team or laboratory, mentoring new researchers, and getting involved in webinars, all of which can increase your salary. Work on your confidence at reporting your findings both orally and in written reports.
If you're starting a new job as a researcher, draw attention to previous research projects and work experience during your salary negotiations. Research the company's revenue and tailor your negotiation strategy accordingly. Let the recruiter open with the initial offer before suggesting an amount a little higher. If you’re seeking a pay rise in your current salary as a researcher, highlight high-impact projects that you've worked on, contributions to publications, and participation in professional conferences and events. Additionally, provide examples of when you've taken a leadership or training role within your team or organisation.
About 66.33% of Researcher professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional £3,288 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Researcher in United Kingdom as a good salary.
Researcher professionals in United Kingdom have a wide total pay range, between £22,942 and £69,330 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of £37,912 following the average career path of a Researcher.