How much does a Senior Research Scientist make?

Updated 18 Jan 2022
£47,777 /yr
Average Base Pay

197 salaries

£33K

Low

£48K

Average

£70K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Senior Research Scientist make? The national average salary for a Senior Research Scientist is £47,777 in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Senior Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 197 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Research Scientist employees.

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Senior Research Scientist£47,777 /yr
L4
Leader of Research£58,700 /yr
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AstraZeneca
4.1

AstraZeneca

Senior Research Scientist

£47,435

 /yr
Range: £40K - £57K
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£40K

£57K

£40,000 - £57,289 Range

National Physical Laboratory
3.1

National Physical Laboratory

Senior Research Scientist

£47,372

 /yr
Range: £40K - £53K

£40K

£53K

£39,999 - £53,380 Range

Syngenta
4.3

Syngenta

Senior Research Scientist

£39,889

 /yr
Range: £36K - £76K

£36K

£76K

£35,564 - £75,954 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.9

GlaxoSmithKline

Senior Research Scientist

£42,791

 /yr
Range: £31K - £53K

£31K

£53K

£31,084 - £53,192 Range

Huawei Technologies
3.7

Huawei Technologies

Senior Research Scientist

£82,154

 /yr
Range: £80K - £132K

£80K

£132K

£79,903 - £132,128 Range

Mars
4.2

Mars

Senior Research Scientist

£48,329

 /yr
Range: £40K - £52K

£40K

£52K

£39,724 - £51,890 Range

Oxford University
4.3

Oxford University

Senior Research Scientist

£42,281

 /yr
Range: £39K - £45K

£39K

£45K

£38,791 - £44,640 Range

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Babylon
3.5

Babylon

Senior Research Scientist

£89,267

 /yr
Range: £77K - £95K

£77K

£95K

£77,020 - £94,958 Range

Ordnance Survey
3.3

Ordnance Survey

Senior Research Scientist

£46,218

 /yr
Range: £37K - £52K

£37K

£52K

£36,541 - £51,617 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Senior Research Scientist

£109,693

 /yr
Range: £96K - £120K

£96K

£120K

£95,999 - £119,998 Range

Eli Lilly and Company
4.1

Eli Lilly and Company

Senior Research Scientist

£74,636

 /yr
Range: £66K - £82K

£66K

£82K

£65,897 - £82,280 Range

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
3.9

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

Senior Research Scientist

£31,504

 /yr
Range: £30K - £35K

£30K

£35K

£30,478 - £35,302 Range

University of Edinburgh
4.2

University of Edinburgh

Senior Research Scientist

£45,731

 /yr
Range: £43K - £48K

£43K

£48K

£42,648 - £48,314 Range

University of Manchester
4.2

University of Manchester

Senior Research Scientist

£41,446

 /yr
Range: £41K - £42K

£41K

£42K

£41,446 - £42,014 Range

Dyson
2.9

Dyson

Senior Research Scientist

£44,395

 /yr
Range: £43K - £45K

£43K

£45K

£43,155 - £44,554 Range

Merck KGaA
4

Merck KGaA

Senior Research Scientist

£49,516

 /yr
Range: £45K - £52K

£45K

£52K

£44,764 - £52,038 Range

Schlumberger
3.8

Schlumberger

Senior Research Scientist

£58,024

 /yr
Range: £57K - £62K

£57K

£62K

£57,081 - £61,997 Range

Sygnature Discovery
3.2

Sygnature Discovery

Senior Research Scientist

£32,930

 /yr
Range: £31K - £35K

£31K

£35K

£30,519 - £34,879 Range

Quadram Institute
2.5

Quadram Institute

Senior Research Scientist
About 

£44K -£48K

£44K

£48K

£43,561 - £48,457 Range

Immunocore
3.2

Immunocore

Senior Research Scientist
About 

£41K -£47K

£41K

£47K

£40,960 - £47,201 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Senior Research Scientist is £47,777 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 £69,559 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Research Scientist in United Kingdom is £32,816 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£56,228
per year
A Senior Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £56,228 per year
Additional Pay
£6k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£47,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the London Area area reported making £47,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
£51,000
per year
A Sr. Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £51,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
£42,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £42,000 per year
Additional Pay
£4k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£35,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Manchester Area area reported making £35,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Manchester Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
£95,000
per year
A Senior Research Scientist in the Reading Area area reported making £95,000 per year
Additional Pay
£17k cash bonus
£20k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Reading Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
£35,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £35,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£42,000
per year
A Senior Scientist II in the Cambridge Area area reported making £42,000 per year
Additional Pay
£2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£36,500
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Norwich Area area reported making £36,500 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Norwich Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
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