Research Associate Salary

The average salary for a Research Associate in the UK is:


Job profile for a Research Associate

The Research Assistant will use whole-cell patch-clamp recordings from neurons; analyse electrophysiological data from these recordings; and perform anatomical identification of the recorded neurons. The Research Assistant will keep abreast of the latest publications in the field and effectively communicate research findings, both at regular laboratory meetings and by contributing to publications; keep excellent records of experiments, undertake thorough analysis data and make active contributions to the laboratory research environment; and assist with the maintenance of communal lab stocks and supervision of project students.

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Research Associate Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £27,375.

The average salary in 2009 was £31,074, based on 45 respondents (a difference of 14% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £30,671, based on 75 respondents (a difference of -1% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £31,218, based on 29 respondents (a difference of 2% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £30,194, based on 27 respondents (a difference of -3% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Research Associate based on all salary survey responses is: £29,800

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Research Associate is £15.39.

Assorted Research Associate Salary Information

£32,000Yorkshire and North East28-December-14
£36,309North West6-October-14
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Research Associate Salary By UK Region

£32,000North West
£27,890Yorkshire and North East
£30,223East of England
£27,215South East
£28,528South West

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Research Associate, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £23,079 for a worker in their 20s, £30,157 (30s), £35,696 (40s) and £35,696 (50s).
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