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How much does a Research Scientist make?

Updated 20 Jun 2021
£36,864 /yr
Average Base Pay

821 salaries

£23K

Low

£37K

Average

£58K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Research Scientist is £36,864 in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 821 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Scientist£36,864 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist£47,569 /yr
L4
Leader of Research£54,250 /yr
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AstraZeneca
4.2

AstraZeneca

Research Scientist

£38,019

 /yr
Range: £25K - £55K
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£25K

£55K

£25,000 - £54,906 Range

UCB
4

UCB

Research Scientist

£34,857

 /yr
Range: £27K - £41K

£27K

£41K

£26,772 - £40,792 Range

QinetiQ Group
3.8

QinetiQ Group

Research Scientist

£35,183

 /yr
Range: £28K - £75K

£28K

£75K

£27,501 - £75,143 Range

Randox Laboratories
2.3

Randox Laboratories

Research Scientist

£23,188

 /yr
Range: £19K - £36K

£19K

£36K

£19,379 - £35,741 Range

Oxford University
4.3

Oxford University

Research Scientist

£35,312

 /yr
Range: £25K - £44K

£25K

£44K

£24,944 - £43,915 Range

Johnson Matthey
3.6

Johnson Matthey

Research Scientist

£35,438

 /yr
Range: £27K - £47K

£27K

£47K

£26,837 - £47,091 Range

Unilever
4.2

Unilever

Research Scientist

£37,572

 /yr
Range: £25K - £42K

£25K

£42K

£25,402 - £41,596 Range

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Autolus Therapeutics
3.3

Autolus Therapeutics

Research Scientist

£40,010

 /yr
Range: £34K - £48K

£34K

£48K

£33,699 - £48,306 Range

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
3.8

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

Research Scientist

£26,578

 /yr
Range: £23K - £32K

£23K

£32K

£22,608 - £32,000 Range

University College London
4.3

University College London

Research Scientist

£36,004

 /yr
Range: £15K - £71K

£15K

£71K

£15,250 - £70,896 Range

University of Edinburgh
4.2

University of Edinburgh

Research Scientist

£35,204

 /yr
Range: £31K - £47K

£31K

£47K

£31,078 - £47,212 Range

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
3.2

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Research Scientist

£29,165

 /yr
Range: £26K - £48K

£26K

£48K

£26,479 - £47,854 Range

Imperial College London
4.4

Imperial College London

Research Scientist

£42,663

 /yr
Range: £36K - £50K

£36K

£50K

£35,713 - £50,363 Range

Public Health England
3.5

Public Health England

Research Scientist

£32,719

 /yr
Range: £29K - £36K

£29K

£36K

£28,646 - £35,906 Range

UK Atomic Energy Authority
3.5

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Research Scientist

£47,915

 /yr
Range: £31K - £70K

£31K

£70K

£30,522 - £69,750 Range

Base4
3.5

Base4

Research Scientist

£41,966

 /yr
Range: £39K - £51K

£39K

£51K

£38,757 - £51,485 Range

OXIS Energy
4

OXIS Energy

Research Scientist

£33,037

 /yr
Range: £31K - £38K

£31K

£38K

£30,975 - £38,099 Range

King's College London
4.2

King's College London

Research Scientist

£34,080

 /yr
Range: £27K - £51K

£27K

£51K

£26,605 - £51,485 Range

Croda
3.4

Croda

Research Scientist

£32,436

 /yr
Range: £23K - £34K

£23K

£34K

£23,000 - £34,435 Range

Babylon Health
3.1

Babylon Health

Research Scientist

£72,368

 /yr
Range: £56K - £94K

£56K

£94K

£56,268 - £93,979 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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

£33,000
per year
A Scientist in the Reading Area area reported making £33,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Reading Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£40,000
per year
A Scientist in the Leeds Area area reported making £40,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Leeds Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Non-profit Organisation
£38,000
per year
A Higher Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £38,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
£10
hourly
A Scientist in the Edinburgh Area area reported making £10 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Edinburgh Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
£36,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £36,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
London Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
£50,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the London Area area reported making £50,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
£32,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Manchester Area area reported making £32,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Manchester Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
£31,600
per year
A Research and Development Scientist in the Guildford Area area reported making £31,600 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Guildford Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public