Doctorate (PhD) Degree Average Salary

Employees with a Doctorate (PhD) Degree
Salary Ranges by Job
Job Title
National Salary Data 
$0$90K$180K
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
356 salaries
$47,282 - $97,117  
  
Research Scientist
328 salaries
$53,349 - $121,461  
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
267 salaries
$53,644 - $117,359  
Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
246 salaries
$61,929 - $174,443  
Psychologist
134 salaries
$42,967 - $117,994  
Postdoctoral Research Associate
132 salaries
$38,285 - $61,738  
Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology
129 salaries
$75,664 - $125,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,121
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Key Stats for Doctorate (PhD)

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %
Salary
$49,107 - $102,107
Salary
$58,101 - $126,575
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 930 votes.
$51,202 - $135,527
$63,949 - $129,550
$55,425 - $126,414
$67,901 - $143,768
$117,134 - $156,529
$75,503 - $118,882
$61,042 - $155,858
$96,957 - $132,036
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Get Career Tips & Advice

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Log in with LinkedIn

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.

PayScale Research
Center