Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a PhD Student make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$45,652 / yrTotal Pay
$45,652 / yrBase Pay
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$45,652

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The estimated salary for a PhD Student is $45,652 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 Student

$46,288

 /yr
Range: $29K - $123K
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$29K

$123K

$28,592 - $123,317 Range

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University of Pennsylvania
4.3

$21K

$67K

$20,965 - $67,439 Range

Harvard University
4.3

$39,604

 /yr
Range: $11K - $64K

$11K

$64K

$11,359 - $64,465 Range

Carnegie Mellon University
4.5

$33,531

 /yr
Range: $16K - $89K

$16K

$89K

$15,633 - $88,871 Range

Columbia University
4.1

$41,203

 /yr
Range: $25K - $52K

$25K

$52K

$25,028 - $52,326 Range

Northwestern University
4.2

$34,822

 /yr
Range: $23K - $43K

$23K

$43K

$23,414 - $43,133 Range

MIT
4.4

MIT

PhD Student

$43,135

 /yr
Range: $30K - $72K

$30K

$72K

$30,000 - $72,460 Range

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Duke University
4.2

Duke University

PhD Student

$33,000

 /yr
Range: $22K - $40K

$22K

$40K

$21,991 - $39,780 Range

NYU (New York University)
4.3

$37,730

 /yr
Range: $25K - $57K

$25K

$57K

$25,000 - $57,150 Range

University of Southern California
4.4

$25K

$44K

$24,646 - $43,652 Range

Yale University
4.4

Yale University

PhD Student

$36,882

 /yr
Range: $18K - $56K

$18K

$56K

$17,641 - $56,377 Range

University of Chicago
4.2

$35,195

 /yr
Range: $23K - $51K

$23K

$51K

$22,662 - $51,346 Range

The Johns Hopkins University
4.1

$25K

$44K

$24,843 - $44,200 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

$33,489

 /yr
Range: $22K - $76K

$22K

$76K

$22,359 - $76,490 Range

Cornell University
4.5

$36,364

 /yr
Range: $26K - $52K

$26K

$52K

$26,269 - $52,187 Range

Boston University
4.3

$36,201

 /yr
Range: $21K - $44K

$21K

$44K

$20,538 - $43,781 Range

UC San Diego
4.2

UC San Diego

PhD Student

$32,981

 /yr
Range: $22K - $42K

$22K

$42K

$22,051 - $41,800 Range

Princeton University
4.5

$37,936

 /yr
Range: $30K - $50K

$30K

$50K

$30,000 - $50,000 Range

University of California Berkeley
4.3

$29K

$53K

$29,063 - $53,178 Range

Washington University in St. Louis
4.3

$24K

$38K

$24,080 - $38,000 Range

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$40,000

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

$20

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

$31,000

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

$30,000

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$25,800

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$24,000

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

$40,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$36,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$27,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$25,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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Frequently asked questions about a PhD Student salaries

The national average salary for a PhD Student is $32,847 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a PhD Student salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4433 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a PhD Student employees.

The highest salary for a PhD Student in United States is $42,972 per year.

The lowest salary for a PhD Student in United States is $25,108 per year.

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