Researcher Salaries in United Kingdom

Updated 29 Nov 2023
Base Pay Range
£27K - £44K/yr
Average Base Pay

3,220 salaries

£29K

Low

£38K

Average

£51K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average£3,288Range£1,457 - £7,421
The average salary for Researcher is £37,912 per year in the United Kingdom. The average additional cash compensation for a Researcher in the United Kingdom is £3,288, with a range from £1,457 - £7,421. Salaries estimates are based on 3220 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Researcher employees in United Kingdom.

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BBC
3.9

BBC

Researcher

£31,445

 /yr
Range: £23K - £42K
68 salaries
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£23K

£42K

£23,071 - £42,143 Range

Westminster Forum Projects
1.8

Westminster Forum Projects

Researcher

£23,341

 /yr
Range: £21K - £29K
50 salaries
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£21K

£29K

£20,885 - £28,633 Range

Oxford University
4.1

Oxford University

Researcher

£39,222

 /yr
Range: £22K - £54K
49 salaries
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£22K

£54K

£22,496 - £54,134 Range

Control Risks
3.6

Control Risks

Researcher

£30,297

 /yr
Range: £26K - £36K
48 salaries
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£26K

£36K

£25,634 - £35,594 Range

Odgers Berndtson
3.9

Odgers Berndtson

Researcher

£37,307

 /yr
Range: £30K - £57K
41 salaries
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£30K

£57K

£29,662 - £57,091 Range

Revealing Reality
1.7

Revealing Reality

Researcher

£29,689

 /yr
Range: £24K - £33K
39 salaries
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£24K

£33K

£23,665 - £32,743 Range

University of Cambridge
4.1

University of Cambridge

Researcher

£36,281

 /yr
Range: £17K - £55K
34 salaries
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£17K

£55K

£16,976 - £55,156 Range

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National Centre for Social Research
3.3

National Centre for Social Research

Researcher

£29,393

 /yr
Range: £25K - £36K
34 salaries
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£25K

£36K

£25,000 - £36,369 Range

NHS
3.7

NHS

Researcher

£36,448

 /yr
Range: £23K - £50K
33 salaries
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£23K

£50K

£22,548 - £50,269 Range

Imperial College London
4.2

Imperial College London

Researcher

£44,862

 /yr
Range: £20K - £65K
33 salaries
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£20K

£65K

£19,849 - £65,000 Range

Chambers and Partners
4.3

Chambers and Partners

Researcher

£28,218

 /yr
Range: £25K - £34K
32 salaries
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£25K

£34K

£25,082 - £33,715 Range

BBC
3.9

BBC

Researcher - Contractor

£30,099

 /yr
Range: £7K - £63K
30 salaries
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£7K

£63K

£7,354 - £62,706 Range

University College London
4.2

University College London

Researcher

£35,791

 /yr
Range: £20K - £68K
30 salaries
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£20K

£68K

£19,691 - £67,605 Range

King's College London
4.2

King's College London

Researcher

£39,568

 /yr
Range: £20K - £52K
28 salaries
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£20K

£52K

£20,473 - £52,207 Range

Legalease UK
2.9

Legalease UK

Researcher

£28,120

 /yr
Range: £26K - £32K
27 salaries
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£26K

£32K

£26,002 - £31,855 Range

Natural History Museum (UK)
3.7

Natural History Museum (UK)

Researcher

£50,741

 /yr
Range: £34K - £97K
26 salaries
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£34K

£97K

£34,285 - £96,758 Range

Robert Walters
4.4

Robert Walters

Researcher

£29,245

 /yr
Range: £24K - £36K
23 salaries
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£24K

£36K

£23,926 - £35,956 Range

University of Edinburgh
4.1

University of Edinburgh

Researcher

£40,600

 /yr
Range: £24K - £47K
21 salaries
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£24K

£47K

£24,251 - £46,607 Range

BBC Studios
4

BBC Studios

Researcher - Contractor

£31,565

 /yr
Range: £26K - £38K
21 salaries
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£26K

£38K

£25,793 - £38,451 Range

HireRight
3

HireRight

Researcher

£21,789

 /yr
Range: £20K - £25K
21 salaries
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£20K

£25K

£20,000 - £25,142 Range

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Researcher Salaries

Job TitleSalary
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
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Frequently asked questions about a Researcher salaries

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.

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