How much does a Senior Scientist make?

Updated 15 Sep 2021
£42,016 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,071 salaries

£30K

Low

£42K

Average

£58K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Senior Scientist is £42,016 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Senior Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1071 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Scientist employees.

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Senior Research Scientist£47,777 /yr
L4
Leader of Research£58,700 /yr
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£35,936

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£27,252

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£36,954

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AstraZeneca
4.2

AstraZeneca

Senior Scientist

£45,406

 /yr
Range: £37K - £64K
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£37K

£64K

£37,120 - £63,846 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.9

GlaxoSmithKline

Senior Scientist

£38,748

 /yr
Range: £30K - £56K

£30K

£56K

£29,599 - £56,089 Range

Evotec
3.3

Evotec

Senior Scientist

£35,324

 /yr
Range: £30K - £42K

£30K

£42K

£30,000 - £42,332 Range

Immunocore
3.2

Immunocore

Senior Scientist

£39,004

 /yr
Range: £34K - £49K

£34K

£49K

£33,990 - £48,850 Range

Sygnature Discovery
3.2

Sygnature Discovery

Senior Scientist

£31,192

 /yr
Range: £29K - £46K

£29K

£46K

£28,564 - £46,075 Range

Lonza
3.3

Lonza

Senior Scientist

£38,528

 /yr
Range: £31K - £439K

£31K

£439K

£31,161 - £438,663 Range

UCB
4

UCB

Senior Scientist

£46,075

 /yr
Range: £38K - £63K

£38K

£63K

£38,000 - £63,116 Range

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Adaptimmune
3.8

Adaptimmune

Senior Scientist

£41,769

 /yr
Range: £36K - £46K

£36K

£46K

£35,934 - £45,865 Range

Procter & Gamble
4.2

Procter & Gamble

Senior Scientist

£64,113

 /yr
Range: £50K - £95K

£50K

£95K

£50,453 - £94,674 Range

Charles River Laboratories
3.5

Charles River Laboratories

Senior Scientist

£35,051

 /yr
Range: £30K - £48K

£30K

£48K

£29,530 - £48,173 Range

Johnson Matthey
3.6

Johnson Matthey

Senior Scientist

£42,029

 /yr
Range: £34K - £54K

£34K

£54K

£34,102 - £54,000 Range

Cancer Research UK
4

Cancer Research UK

Senior Scientist

£38,667

 /yr
Range: £34K - £71K

£34K

£71K

£34,301 - £70,634 Range

Met Office
3.9

Met Office

Senior Scientist

£35,294

 /yr
Range: £33K - £40K

£33K

£40K

£33,366 - £39,618 Range

NHS
4

NHS

Senior Scientist

£42,693

 /yr
Range: £34K - £52K

£34K

£52K

£34,443 - £51,766 Range

Health Protection Agency
1.8

Health Protection Agency

Senior Scientist

£77,260

 /yr
Range: £45K - £112K

£45K

£112K

£44,711 - £112,180 Range

LGC
3.4

LGC

Senior Scientist

£36,830

 /yr
Range: £31K - £45K

£31K

£45K

£30,883 - £45,206 Range

Public Health England
3.3

Public Health England

Senior Scientist

£41,316

 /yr
Range: £38K - £68K

£38K

£68K

£38,210 - £68,376 Range

Pharmaron
2.3

Pharmaron

Senior Scientist

£37,100

 /yr
Range: £34K - £40K

£34K

£40K

£34,443 - £40,184 Range

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
2.9

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Senior Scientist

£37,730

 /yr
Range: £33K - £41K

£33K

£41K

£32,645 - £41,413 Range

QIAGEN
3.9

QIAGEN

Senior Scientist

£33,511

 /yr
Range: £30K - £37K

£30K

£37K

£30,249 - £36,658 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Senior Scientist is £42,016 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Senior Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1071 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Scientist in United Kingdom is £58,157 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Scientist in United Kingdom is £30,355 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£36,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £36,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£43,362
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £43,362 per year
Additional Pay
£3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£61,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the London Area area reported making £61,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£38,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Stoke-on-Trent Area area reported making £38,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Stoke-on-Trent Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£48,435
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £48,435 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£40,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £40,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£40,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Cambridge Area area reported making £40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
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