- Develops procedures for quality control of manufactured products.
- Tests techniques and processes for reliability under a variety of conditions.
- Analyses results and experimental data.
- Conducts experiments to identify chemical composition, energy and chemical changes in natural substances and processed materials.
- Develops experimental procedures, instruments and recording and testing systems.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 10% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for chemical scientist is £32,386
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 361. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for chemical scientist roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £32,386 per year. That is about £2,699 per month or £16.61 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,550, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,461
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 361 people are employed in the region.