Scientist Salaries in United Kingdom

Updated 24 May 2022
£32,295 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,568 salaries

£22K

Low

£32K

Average

£47K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average£1,681Range£610 - £4,631

The estimated total pay for a Scientist is £33,976 per year in the United Kingdom area, with an average salary of £32,295 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is £1,681 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

What is the salary trajectory for a Research Scientist?
£36,954 /yr
Research Scientist
£47,777 /yr
Senior Research Scientist
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Research Scientist

£36,954

per year

Scientist I

£30,901

per year

Senior Scientist

£42,016

per year

Staff Scientist

£41,387

per year

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NHS
3.9

NHS

Scientist

£34,271

 /yr
Range: £21K - £55K

£21K

£55K

£21,361 - £55,084 Range

Randox Laboratories
2.6

Randox Laboratories

Scientist

£26,244

 /yr
Range: £19K - £43K

£19K

£43K

£18,776 - £42,527 Range

Immunocore
3.2

Immunocore

Scientist

£35,244

 /yr
Range: £30K - £39K

£30K

£39K

£29,505 - £39,102 Range

Lonza
3.3

Lonza

Scientist

£34,806

 /yr
Range: £29K - £42K

£29K

£42K

£29,372 - £41,726 Range

AstraZeneca
4.1

AstraZeneca

Scientist

£34,329

 /yr
Range: £29K - £52K

£29K

£52K

£28,968 - £52,130 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.9

GlaxoSmithKline

Scientist

£37,694

 /yr
Range: £25K - £59K

£25K

£59K

£24,514 - £58,744 Range

Your World Recruitment
3.9

Your World Recruitment

Scientist - Hourly

£27

 /hr
Range: £22 - £33

£22

£33

£22 - £33 Range

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Reading Scientific Services
3.8

Reading Scientific Services

Scientist

£31,099

 /yr
Range: £28K - £40K

£28K

£40K

£27,542 - £40,279 Range

Sygnature Discovery
3.2

Sygnature Discovery

Scientist

£27,426

 /yr
Range: £22K - £31K

£22K

£31K

£22,167 - £30,725 Range

Public Health England
3.6

Public Health England

Scientist

£31,724

 /yr
Range: £22K - £42K

£22K

£42K

£21,884 - £42,460 Range

Evotec
3.7

Evotec

Scientist

£24,031

 /yr
Range: £22K - £31K

£22K

£31K

£22,440 - £31,016 Range

Cignpost Diagnostics
3.2

Cignpost Diagnostics

Scientist

£29,203

 /yr
Range: £26K - £33K

£26K

£33K

£26,000 - £33,433 Range

Scottish Water
3.8

Scottish Water

Scientist

£26,281

 /yr
Range: £21K - £31K

£21K

£31K

£20,732 - £30,974 Range

QIAGEN
3.8

QIAGEN

Scientist

£29,192

 /yr
Range: £25K - £31K

£25K

£31K

£25,068 - £31,438 Range

Oxford Biomedica
3.3

Oxford Biomedica

Scientist

£32,223

 /yr
Range: £27K - £42K

£27K

£42K

£26,702 - £41,726 Range

LGC
3.3

LGC

Scientist

£24,315

 /yr
Range: £19K - £31K

£19K

£31K

£19,386 - £30,995 Range

Cancer Research UK
4.1

Cancer Research UK

Scientist

£34,712

 /yr
Range: £29K - £53K

£29K

£53K

£29,173 - £53,403 Range

Health Protection Agency
1.8

Health Protection Agency

Scientist

£41,043

 /yr
Range: £17K - £100K

£17K

£100K

£16,690 - £99,639 Range

MedPharm
3.3

MedPharm

Scientist

£27,304

 /yr
Range: £22K - £35K

£22K

£35K

£22,308 - £34,949 Range

UCB
4.0

UCB

Scientist

£38,596

 /yr
Range: £36K - £43K

£36K

£43K

£35,875 - £43,039 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Scientist is £32,295 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1568 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Scientist in United Kingdom is £46,675 per year.

The lowest salary for a Scientist in United Kingdom is £22,345 per year.