Thread: PhD salary???
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Old 24.04.2007, 09:11
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Re: PhD salary???

The standard salary for federal uni (ETHZ, EPFL) is 60% that is about 3100 CHF/month gross. The standard salary for kanton uni is 50% that is about 2750CHF/month like what you get. 2100CHF after tax is pretty low I guess.

Depending on your department & professor, you can get up to 100%. Normally if you do engineering (also computer science), you get better than science.

By the way, PhD is considered a full time job. There are several types of tax & deduction that I am really confused either but you can only get back the part of the tax that contributes to your social welfare when you are old. I think that amount is about 7-10% of your salary every month.
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