How much does a PhD Student make?

Updated Jun 19, 2021

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$32,467 /yr
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3,837 salaries

$25K

Low

$32K

Average

$42K

High

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The national average salary for a PhD Student is $32,467 in United States. Filter by location to see PhD Student salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 3,837 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by PhD Student employees.

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4.4

Stanford University

PhD Student

$40,754

 /yr
Range: $27K - $374K
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$27K

$374K

$26,829 - $374,022 Range

Harvard University

PhD Student

$37,170

 /yr
Range: $23K - $49K

$23K

$49K

$23,062 - $49,138 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

University of Pennsylvania

PhD Student

$33,096

 /yr
Range: $22K - $53K

$22K

$53K

$22,088 - $53,053 Range

Carnegie Mellon University
4.6

Carnegie Mellon University

PhD Student

$31,420

 /yr
Range: $22K - $44K

$22K

$44K

$22,304 - $43,710 Range

Northwestern University
4.3

Northwestern University

PhD Student

$32,796

 /yr
Range: $22K - $42K

$22K

$42K

$22,019 - $42,089 Range

Columbia University
4.2

Columbia University

PhD Student

$38,319

 /yr
Range: $26K - $46K

$26K

$46K

$25,810 - $46,378 Range

Duke University
4.3

Duke University

PhD Student

$31,497

 /yr
Range: $25K - $37K

$25K

$37K

$24,809 - $37,241 Range

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The Johns Hopkins University
4.3

The Johns Hopkins University

PhD Student

$32,423

 /yr
Range: $24K - $42K

$24K

$42K

$24,014 - $41,567 Range

Yale University
4.4

Yale University

PhD Student

$35,342

 /yr
Range: $17K - $44K

$17K

$44K

$16,590 - $43,508 Range

NYU (New York University)
4.3

NYU (New York University)

PhD Student

$36,417

 /yr
Range: $27K - $48K

$27K

$48K

$26,547 - $47,776 Range

University of Chicago
4.2

University of Chicago

PhD Student

$32,249

 /yr
Range: $23K - $44K

$23K

$44K

$23,374 - $44,112 Range

University of Southern California
4.3

University of Southern California

PhD Student

$33,103

 /yr
Range: $24K - $40K

$24K

$40K

$23,505 - $40,148 Range

MIT
4.5

MIT

PhD Student

$40,939

 /yr
Range: $30K - $50K

$30K

$50K

$30,223 - $50,000 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

PhD Student

$32,055

 /yr
Range: $25K - $64K

$25K

$64K

$24,809 - $64,493 Range

UC San Diego
4.3

UC San Diego

PhD Student

$31,021

 /yr
Range: $21K - $38K

$21K

$38K

$20,737 - $37,685 Range

Boston University
4.3

Boston University

PhD Student

$34,188

 /yr
Range: $23K - $41K

$23K

$41K

$23,030 - $41,172 Range

Cornell University
4.5

Cornell University

PhD Student

$35,314

 /yr
Range: $25K - $47K

$25K

$47K

$24,703 - $47,107 Range

Rice University
4.6

Rice University

PhD Student

$29,460

 /yr
Range: $18K - $38K

$18K

$38K

$18,118 - $37,877 Range

Emory University
4.2

Emory University

PhD Student

$30,986

 /yr
Range: $23K - $36K

$23K

$36K

$22,640 - $36,367 Range

Princeton University
4.5

Princeton University

PhD Student

$35,178

 /yr
Range: $28K - $42K

$28K

$42K

$28,245 - $42,144 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$35,000
per year
A PhD Student in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $35,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$24,000
per year
A PhD Student in the Fargo, ND Area area reported making $24,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Fargo, ND Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$33,000
per year
A PhD Student in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $33,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$30,000
per year
A PhD Student in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$31,000
per year
A PhD Student in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $31,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$30,000
per year
A PhD Student in the Lansing, MI Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Lansing, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$2,200
monthly
A PhD Student in the Blacksburg, VA Area area reported making $2,200 per month
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Blacksburg, VA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$31,000
per year
A PhD Student in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $31,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$30,000
per year
A PhD Student in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$30,000
per year
A PhD Student in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Pittsburgh, PA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
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