Updated Jul 5, 2022

How much does a PhD Student make in Switzerland?

Updated Jul 5, 2022

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CHF 52,686 / yrTotal Pay

CHF 52,686

 / yr
CHF 47KCHF 77K
Most Likely Range
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The estimated salary for a PhD Student is CHF 52,686 per year in the Switzerland 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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ETH Zurich
4.6

ETH Zurich

PhD Student

CHF 59,572

 /yr
Range: CHF 38K - CHF 87K
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CHF 38K

CHF 87K

CHF 37,795 - CHF 86,960 Range

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EPFL
4.4

EPFL

PhD Student

CHF 54,321

 /yr
Range: CHF 34K - CHF 97K

CHF 34K

CHF 97K

CHF 34,116 - CHF 96,969 Range

Universität Zürich
4.3

CHF 49,901

 /yr
Range: CHF 40K - CHF 92K

CHF 40K

CHF 92K

CHF 39,826 - CHF 92,185 Range

Université de Genève
4.1

CHF 51,844

 /yr
Range: CHF 42K - CHF 113K

CHF 42K

CHF 113K

CHF 42,000 - CHF 112,708 Range

University of Basel
4.0

CHF 49,604

 /yr
Range: CHF 34K - CHF 56K

CHF 34K

CHF 56K

CHF 33,589 - CHF 55,902 Range

Paul Scherrer Institut
4.1

CHF 54,446

 /yr
Range: CHF 41K - CHF 61K

CHF 41K

CHF 61K

CHF 40,997 - CHF 61,158 Range

Universität Zürich
4.3

CHF 49,198

 /yr
Range: CHF 42K - CHF 62K

CHF 42K

CHF 62K

CHF 42,000 - CHF 62,016 Range

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Universität Bern
4.3

CHF 48,515

 /yr
Range: CHF 37K - CHF 62K

CHF 37K

CHF 62K

CHF 36,928 - CHF 62,012 Range

Empa
3.9

Empa

PhD Student

CHF 56,758

 /yr
Range: CHF 48K - CHF 71K

CHF 48K

CHF 71K

CHF 48,176 - CHF 71,375 Range

Université de Lausanne
4.2

CHF 56,374

 /yr
Range: CHF 46K - CHF 77K

CHF 46K

CHF 77K

CHF 46,078 - CHF 76,613 Range

EPFL
4.4

EPFL

PhD Student - Contractor

CHF 53,472

 /yr
Range: CHF 41K - CHF 59K

CHF 41K

CHF 59K

CHF 41,041 - CHF 59,485 Range

Université de Genève
4.1

CHF 52,279

 /yr
Range: CHF 39K - CHF 64K

CHF 39K

CHF 64K

CHF 39,320 - CHF 64,008 Range

University of Italian Switzerland
4.0

CHF 50,092

 /yr
Range: CHF 41K - CHF 52K

CHF 41K

CHF 52K

CHF 41,170 - CHF 52,382 Range

Université de Fribourg
4.4

CHF 51,332

 /yr
Range: CHF 46K - CHF 103K

CHF 46K

CHF 103K

CHF 46,182 - CHF 102,870 Range

CERN
4.3

CERN

PhD Student - Monthly

CHF 3,613

 /mo
Range: CHF 3K - CHF 4K

CHF 3K

CHF 4K

CHF 2,567 - CHF 3,833 Range

Universität Basel
4.0

CHF 49,390

 /yr
Range: CHF 43K - CHF 53K

CHF 43K

CHF 53K

CHF 43,047 - CHF 52,865 Range

ETH Zurich
4.6

ETH Zurich

PhD Student - Contractor

CHF 63,529

 /yr
Range: CHF 46K - CHF 84K

CHF 46K

CHF 84K

CHF 46,251 - CHF 83,924 Range

Universität Zürich
4.3

Universität Zürich

PhD Student - Contractor

CHF 51,699

 /yr
Range: CHF 43K - CHF 68K

CHF 43K

CHF 68K

CHF 43,408 - CHF 67,502 Range

Eawag
4.4

Eawag

PhD Student

CHF 55,883

 /yr
Range: CHF 48K - CHF 60K

CHF 48K

CHF 60K

CHF 48,176 - CHF 59,923 Range

University of Bern
4.2

CHF 50,994

 /yr
Range: CHF 37K - CHF 62K

CHF 37K

CHF 62K

CHF 36,677 - CHF 61,546 Range

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The national average salary for a PhD Student is CHF 52,686 per year in Switzerland. Filter by location to see a PhD Student salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1152 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a PhD Student employees.

The highest salary for a PhD Student in Switzerland is CHF 76,509 per year.

The lowest salary for a PhD Student in Switzerland is CHF 47,386 per year.

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