Scientist Salary

The average salary for a Scientist in the UK is:


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Generic term for someone who works in a science related job, often in the labs. One scientist writes: Post doctoral research associate in Biotechnology at Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

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Scientist Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £28,296.

The average salary in 2009 was £33,431, based on 100 respondents (a difference of 18% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £18,264, based on 104 respondents (a difference of -83% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £33,660, based on 65 respondents (a difference of 84% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £46,830, based on 35 respondents (a difference of 39% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a 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 Scientist is £16.95.

Assorted Scientist Salary Information

£28,000East of England15-February-17
£33,300East of England29-October-15
£33,300East of England29-October-15
£27,000South West6-October-14
£40,000East of England21-October-13
£38,000South East14-August-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Scientist salary data

Scientist Salary By UK Region

£30,011South East
£33,733North West
£30,500East of England
£28,100South West
£24,000Yorkshire and North East
£22,334Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a 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: £25,418 for a worker in their 20s, £33,213 (30s), £39,313 (40s) and £39,313 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a 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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