Research Scientist Salary

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


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Research Scientist Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £29,676.

The average salary in 2009 was £31,378, based on 61 respondents (a difference of 6% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £34,150, based on 73 respondents (a difference of 9% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £31,341, based on 49 respondents (a difference of -8% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £31,693, based on 23 respondents (a difference of 1% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Research Scientist based on all salary survey responses is: £30,000

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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 Scientist is £15.77.

Assorted Research Scientist Salary Information

£38,500South East25-August-16
£25,000South West28-January-15
£36,000Yorkshire and North East13-March-14
£27,500Yorkshire and North East12-September-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Research Scientist salary data

Research Scientist Salary By UK Region

£27,115North West
£27,217South East
£35,000Northern Ireland
£29,167East of England
£29,030South West
£30,000Yorkshire and North East

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Research Scientist, 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: £23,657 for a worker in their 20s, £30,912 (30s), £36,589 (40s) and £36,589 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Research Scientist is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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