Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a PhD Graduate Student make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$43,967 / yrTotal Pay
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The estimated salary for a PhD Graduate Student is $43,967 per year in the United States area. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Stanford University
4.4

Stanford University

PhD Graduate Student

$44,091

 /yr
Range: $32K - $66K
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$32K

$66K

$31,858 - $65,858 Range

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Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

PhD Graduate Student

$40,821

 /yr
Range: $29K - $48K

$29K

$48K

$28,741 - $47,921 Range

Northwestern University
4.2

Northwestern University

PhD Graduate Student

$35,523

 /yr
Range: $28K - $42K

$28K

$42K

$28,056 - $41,736 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.2

University of Pennsylvania

PhD Graduate Student

$36,132

 /yr
Range: $30K - $45K

$30K

$45K

$29,512 - $44,589 Range

MIT
4.4

MIT

PhD Graduate Student

$42,393

 /yr
Range: $28K - $51K

$28K

$51K

$27,662 - $50,945 Range

Yale University
4.3

Yale University

PhD Graduate Student

$38,214

 /yr
Range: $31K - $45K

$31K

$45K

$31,379 - $44,634 Range

Princeton University
4.5

Princeton University

PhD Graduate Student

$38,483

 /yr
Range: $31K - $46K

$31K

$46K

$31,326 - $46,439 Range

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University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

PhD Graduate Student

$34,464

 /yr
Range: $24K - $44K

$24K

$44K

$24,269 - $44,146 Range

Duke University
4.3

Duke University

PhD Graduate Student

$33,556

 /yr
Range: $23K - $42K

$23K

$42K

$22,705 - $41,925 Range

UC San Diego
4.2

UC San Diego

PhD Graduate Student

$35,311

 /yr
Range: $26K - $43K

$26K

$43K

$25,681 - $42,692 Range

Cornell University
4.4

Cornell University

PhD Graduate Student

$36,853

 /yr
Range: $26K - $59K

$26K

$59K

$25,991 - $58,601 Range

University of Chicago
4.2

University of Chicago

PhD Graduate Student

$35,653

 /yr
Range: $19K - $46K

$19K

$46K

$18,602 - $45,909 Range

University of California Berkeley
4.3

$38,146

 /yr
Range: $23K - $47K

$23K

$47K

$23,346 - $47,300 Range

Caltech (California)
4.3

Caltech (California)

PhD Graduate Student

$37,984

 /yr
Range: $30K - $43K

$30K

$43K

$30,000 - $43,109 Range

University of Washington
4.2

University of Washington

PhD Graduate Student

$35,614

 /yr
Range: $25K - $43K

$25K

$43K

$24,896 - $42,853 Range

The Johns Hopkins University
4.1

The Johns Hopkins University

PhD Graduate Student

$34,500

 /yr
Range: $26K - $340K

$26K

$340K

$25,919 - $339,950 Range

Columbia University
4.1

Columbia University

PhD Graduate Student

$42,828

 /yr
Range: $33K - $52K

$33K

$52K

$33,239 - $51,578 Range

Vanderbilt University
4.1

Vanderbilt University

PhD Graduate Student

$33,829

 /yr
Range: $27K - $43K

$27K

$43K

$27,154 - $42,596 Range

Washington University in St. Louis
4.3

$33,203

 /yr
Range: $23K - $38K

$23K

$38K

$23,258 - $38,030 Range

University of Southern California
4.3

$34,836

 /yr
Range: $30K - $41K

$30K

$41K

$30,156 - $41,122 Range

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$32,000

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8 days ago by a PhD Student with 4 to 6 years of experience

$80,000

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8 days ago by a PhD Student with 1 to 3 years of experience

$34,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a PhD Graduate Student with 1 to 3 years of experience

$32,000

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8 days ago by a PhD Student with 4 to 6 years of experience

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$35,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a PhD Student - Stipend with 4 to 6 years of experience

$41,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a PhD Student with 1 to 3 years of experience

$32,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a PhD Graduate Student with less than one year of experience

$20,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a PhD Student with 4 to 6 years of experience

$35,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a PhD Graduate Student with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a PhD Graduate Student salaries

The national average salary for a PhD Graduate Student is $32,688 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a PhD Graduate Student salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3644 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a PhD Graduate Student employees.

The highest salary for a PhD Graduate Student in United States is $41,928 per year.

The lowest salary for a PhD Graduate Student in United States is $25,484 per year.

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