PHD Researcher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$50,000
$38,000
Min 10%
$50,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
Pasadena, CA
Highest Paying State
Connecticut
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does an phd researcher make?
As an PHD Researcher in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $50,489 per year or $24.27 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 28,000. The top 10 percent earn over $66,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $38,000 annually. Education companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for PHD Researchers. The top 5 states when it comes to PHD Researcher salaries are Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania. The typical tenure for an PHD Researcher is 2.9 years.
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Average PHD Researcher Salary By Location

PHD Researchers in the US makes an average salary of $50,489 per year or $24.27 per hour. The city with the highest PHD Researcher salary is Pasadena, CA at $62,300 per year. Even an entry-level PHD Researcher makes $43,000 per year in Pasadena, CA. The highest earning states when it comes to PHD Researcher salaries are Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania. Georgia, Nebraska, and Michigan have the lowest PHD Researcher salaries.

Map of PHD Researcher Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where PHD Researchers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average PHD Researcher Salary By Company

PHD Researchers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Education companies and Technology companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The two companies that report the highest salaries for PHD Researchers are Apple and Facebook. Companies like IBM and Intel also pay high salaries to their PHD Researchers.

PHD Researcher Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

PHD Researcher Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an PHD Researcher can range from $38,240 to $65,930 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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