How much does a Senior Research Scientist make?

Updated 22 Sep 2021
£47,776 /yr
Average Base Pay

197 salaries

£33K

Low

£48K

Average

£70K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Senior Research Scientist is £47,776 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Senior Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 197 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Research Scientist employees.

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Senior Research Scientist£47,776 /yr
L4
Leader of Research£58,700 /yr
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AstraZeneca
4.2

AstraZeneca

Senior Research Scientist

£46,075

 /yr
Range: £36K - £55K
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£36K

£55K

£36,467 - £55,290 Range

National Physical Laboratory
3.1

National Physical Laboratory

Senior Research Scientist

£46,439

 /yr
Range: £43K - £52K

£43K

£52K

£42,886 - £51,517 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.9

GlaxoSmithKline

Senior Research Scientist

£35,402

 /yr
Range: £30K - £51K

£30K

£51K

£30,000 - £51,336 Range

Oxford University
4.3

Oxford University

Senior Research Scientist

£40,806

 /yr
Range: £37K - £43K

£37K

£43K

£37,438 - £43,083 Range

Syngenta
4.2

Syngenta

Senior Research Scientist

£38,695

 /yr
Range: £37K - £73K

£37K

£73K

£37,000 - £73,304 Range

University of Edinburgh
4.2

University of Edinburgh

Senior Research Scientist

£44,135

 /yr
Range: £41K - £47K

£41K

£47K

£41,161 - £46,628 Range

Ordnance Survey
3.5

Ordnance Survey

Senior Research Scientist

£44,606

 /yr
Range: £35K - £50K

£35K

£50K

£35,266 - £49,817 Range

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Babylon Health
3.1

Babylon Health

Senior Research Scientist

£87,109

 /yr
Range: £75K - £92K

£75K

£92K

£75,000 - £91,645 Range

Mars
4.2

Mars

Senior Research Scientist

£47,403

 /yr
Range: £38K - £50K

£38K

£50K

£38,338 - £50,080 Range

Huawei Technologies
3.7

Huawei Technologies

Senior Research Scientist

£80,956

 /yr
Range: £78K - £128K

£78K

£128K

£78,000 - £127,518 Range

Eli Lilly and Company
4.1

Eli Lilly and Company

Senior Research Scientist

£72,032

 /yr
Range: £64K - £79K

£64K

£79K

£63,599 - £79,409 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Senior Research Scientist

£110,396

 /yr
Range: £93K - £116K

£93K

£116K

£92,650 - £115,812 Range

Dyson
2.7

Dyson

Senior Research Scientist

£42,846

 /yr
Range: £42K - £43K

£42K

£43K

£41,650 - £43,000 Range

University of Manchester
4.3

University of Manchester

Senior Research Scientist

£40,000

 /yr
Range: £40K - £41K

£40K

£41K

£40,000 - £40,548 Range

Schlumberger
3.8

Schlumberger

Senior Research Scientist

£56,000

 /yr
Range: £55K - £60K

£55K

£60K

£55,090 - £59,834 Range

Merck KGaA
4.1

Merck KGaA

Senior Research Scientist

£47,788

 /yr
Range: £43K - £50K

£43K

£50K

£43,202 - £50,223 Range

Sygnature Discovery
3.2

Sygnature Discovery

Senior Research Scientist

£31,781

 /yr
Range: £29K - £34K

£29K

£34K

£29,454 - £33,662 Range

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
3.9

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

Senior Research Scientist

£29,669

 /yr
Range: £30K - £31K

£30K

£31K

£29,600 - £31,142 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.9

GlaxoSmithKline

Senior Research Scientist - Hourly Contractor
About 

£17 -£22

 hourly

£17

£22

£17 - £22 Range

University of Newcastle (UK)
4.5

University of Newcastle (UK)

Senior Research Scientist
About 

£27K -£39K

£27K

£39K

£27,319 - £38,740 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Senior Research Scientist is £47,776 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Senior Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 197 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Research Scientist in United Kingdom is £69,554 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Research Scientist in United Kingdom is £32,817 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£75,000
per year
A Senior Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £75,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
£40,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Oxford Area area reported making £40,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Oxford Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
£80,000
per year
A Senior Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £80,000 per year
Additional Pay
£7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
£45,800
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Luton Area area reported making £45,800 per year
Additional Pay
£5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Luton Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£39,500
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Exeter Area area reported making £39,500 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Exeter Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
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