Doctorate (PhD) Degree Average Salary

Doctorate (PhD) Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Research Scientist
130 profiles
$88,286
$54K$123K

Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
64 profiles
$63,564
$49K$101K

Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
60 profiles
$97,257
$54K$200K

Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
50 profiles
$73,964
$54K$125K

Data Scientist
49 profiles
$113,026
$83K$146K

Postdoctoral Research Associate
47 profiles
$47,329
$36K$71K

Software Engineer
40 profiles
$115,811
$71K$157K

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,185
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Key Stats for Doctorate (PhD)

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %
Salary
$49,056 - $106,419
Salary
$60,357 - $132,971

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 372 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%
$77,332 - $163,165
$68,494 - $156,250
$49,910 - $120,811
$56,047 - $145,338
$57,000 - $125,732
$77,281 - $118,181
$101,367 - $147,427
$101,736 - $176,874
$98,500 - $177,465
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