Senior Scientist Salary

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

£37,879

Job profile for a Senior Scientist

Manage laboratory Scientists Principal investigator for multiple client projects Study Director for client projects including validating methods. Scientific discussions with clients Writing SOPs (Stabdard Operating Procedures) Writing reports for clients

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Senior Scientist Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £42,162.

The average salary in 2009 was £36,202, based on 55 respondents (a difference of -14% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £36,002, based on 46 respondents (a difference of -1% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £38,842, based on 53 respondents (a difference of 8% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £40,221, based on 21 respondents (a difference of 4% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Senior Scientist based on all salary survey responses is: £36,000

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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 Senior Scientist is £18.94.


Assorted Senior Scientist Salary Information

SalaryLocationDate
£43,200South East2-August-17
£38,500South East25-August-16
£29,500South East25-August-16
£28,000South East28-January-15
£41,000Unknown23-September-14
£30,000South East21-July-14
£36,754South East6-May-14
£47,500South East21-February-14
£43,000Scotland20-October-13
£30,000Unknown18-August-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Senior Scientist salary data

Senior Scientist Salary By UK Region

SalaryRegion
£36,540South East
£29,334Midlands
£50,700London
£39,050North West
£30,767South West
£36,125Scotland
£30,000Northern Ireland
£32,858East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Senior 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: £28,410 for a worker in their 20s, £37,122 (30s), £43,940 (40s) and £43,940 (50s).
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