How much does a Graduate Student make?

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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$33,246 /yr
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5,230 salaries

$24K

Low

$33K

Average

$47K

High

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The national average salary for Graduate Student is $33,246 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Graduate Student salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5230 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Graduate Student employees.

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MIT
4.5

MIT

Graduate Student

$38,184

 /yr
Range: $26K - $45K
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$26K

$45K

$26,019 - $45,000 Range

Princeton University
4.5

Princeton University

Graduate Student

$35,000

 /yr
Range: $28K - $42K

$28K

$42K

$28,306 - $41,911 Range

Northwestern University
4.2

Northwestern University

Graduate Student

$32,627

 /yr
Range: $24K - $44K

$24K

$44K

$24,258 - $43,866 Range

Stanford University

Graduate Student

$40,433

 /yr
Range: $29K - $66K

$29K

$66K

$28,540 - $66,010 Range

Yale University
4.4

Yale University

Graduate Student

$35,155

 /yr
Range: $30K - $45K

$30K

$45K

$30,000 - $44,685 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Graduate Student

$37,779

 /yr
Range: $29K - $56K

$29K

$56K

$28,822 - $56,490 Range

The Johns Hopkins University
4.2

The Johns Hopkins University

Graduate Student

$32,942

 /yr
Range: $16K - $71K

$16K

$71K

$15,752 - $71,491 Range

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Caltech (California)
4.4

Caltech (California)

Graduate Student

$35,025

 /yr
Range: $26K - $40K

$26K

$40K

$26,377 - $40,433 Range

Duke University
4.3

Duke University

Graduate Student

$32,154

 /yr
Range: $21K - $63K

$21K

$63K

$20,523 - $62,866 Range

Washington University in St. Louis
4.4

Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate Student

$31,864

 /yr
Range: $23K - $50K

$23K

$50K

$22,880 - $50,000 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Student

$33,637

 /yr
Range: $21K - $43K

$21K

$43K

$21,003 - $42,664 Range

UC San Diego
4.3

UC San Diego

Graduate Student

$33,579

 /yr
Range: $11K - $54K

$11K

$54K

$11,322 - $54,269 Range

Vanderbilt University
4.2

Vanderbilt University

Graduate Student

$31,000

 /yr
Range: $24K - $42K

$24K

$42K

$24,467 - $41,942 Range

University of Chicago
4.2

University of Chicago

Graduate Student

$33,117

 /yr
Range: $25K - $71K

$25K

$71K

$25,110 - $71,320 Range

University of California Berkeley
4.3

University of California Berkeley

Graduate Student

$35,761

 /yr
Range: $22K - $45K

$22K

$45K

$22,416 - $45,192 Range

UC San Francisco
4.1

UC San Francisco

Graduate Student

$36,856

 /yr
Range: $32K - $43K

$32K

$43K

$32,388 - $43,415 Range

Cornell University
4.5

Cornell University

Graduate Student

$34,586

 /yr
Range: $25K - $72K

$25K

$72K

$25,205 - $71,572 Range

University of Notre Dame
4.3

University of Notre Dame

Graduate Student

$30,618

 /yr
Range: $19K - $40K

$19K

$40K

$18,800 - $39,534 Range

Baylor College of Medicine
3.8

Baylor College of Medicine

Graduate Student

$33,433

 /yr
Range: $31K - $36K

$31K

$36K

$31,433 - $35,689 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Graduate Student

$31,117

 /yr
Range: $19K - $50K

$19K

$50K

$18,798 - $49,997 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Graduate Student salaries

The national average salary for a Graduate Student is $33,246 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Graduate Student salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5230 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Graduate Student employees.

The highest salary for a Graduate Student in United States is $46,962 per year.

The lowest salary for a Graduate Student in United States is $23,536 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Graduate Student or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Graduate Student.

Recent Salary Reports

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$12
hourly
A Graduate Assistant in the Riverside, CA Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Riverside, CA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$18
hourly
A Graduate Student in the Hartford, CT Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
Hartford, CT Area area
Intern
 
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$20
hourly
A Graduate Student in the Hawaiian Islands Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
Hawaiian Islands Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$20,000
per year
A Graduate Assistant in the Oklahoma City, OK Area area reported making $20,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Oklahoma City, OK Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$18,000
per year
A GTA Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Corvallis, OR Area area reported making $18,000 per year
Job Highlights
Corvallis, OR Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$26,000
per year
A Graduate Student in the Bloomington, IN Area area reported making $26,000 per year
Job Highlights
Bloomington, IN Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$18
hourly
A Graduate Student in the South Bend, IN Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
South Bend, IN Area area
Temporary
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$64,000
per year
A Graduate Student in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $64,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
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