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Natural and Social Science Professionals

Average salary: £41,704
Experienced salary: £58,828

Science, Engineering and Production Technicians

Average salary: £25,293
Experienced salary: £34,767

Business and Related Associate Professionals

Average salary: £24,565
Experienced salary: £40,530

Top jobs in sector

  • Biological Scientists and Biochemists
    What does this career do?

    Biological scientists and biochemists examine and investigate the morphology, structure, chemistry and physical characteristics of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £38,993 per year. That is about £3,249 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,489 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £53,673 per year.

  • Physical Scientists
    What does this career do?

    Physical scientists study relationships between matter, energy and other physical phenomena, the nature, composition and structure of the Earth and other planetary bodies and forecast weather conditions and electrical, magnetic, seismic and thermal activity.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £41,580 per year. That is about £3,465 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,469 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £58,828 per year.

  • Social and Humanities Scientists
    What does this career do?

    Social and humanities scientists study and analyse human behaviour and the origin, structure and characteristics of language; undertake research in areas such as sociology, economics, politics, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, the arts; organise the collection of qualitative and quantitative information, and perform subsequent analyses.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £38,333 per year. That is about £3,194 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,369 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £58,828 per year.

  • Natural and Social Science Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group perform a variety of scientific research and related activities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 211: Natural and Social Science Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £41,704 per year. That is about £3,475 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £29,680 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £58,828 per year.

  • Clergy
    What does this career do?

    Members of the clergy provide spiritual motivation and guidance, conduct worship according to the form of service of a particular faith/denomination and perform related functions associated with religious beliefs and practices.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,432 per year. That is about £2,452 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,219 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,478 per year.

  • Laboratory Technicians
    What does this career do?

    Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,925 per year. That is about £1,743 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,870 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,038 per year.

  • Science, Engineering and Production Technicians
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 311: Science, Engineering and Production Technicians.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,293 per year. That is about £2,107 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,350 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,767 per year.

  • Business and Related Associate Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group advise on the effectiveness of an organisation’s procedures, systems and methods and perform other business and related functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 353: Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,565 per year. That is about £2,047 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,417 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,530 per year.

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