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And are there differences in average income between different types of fields, or different types of schools?

The diagram below says that the average income for grad students is $17k/year. But I'm more commonly seeing incomes in the range of $25k-$30k/year on PhysicsGRE.com...

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Here is a nice list of PhD stipends in different fields and schools in the USA:

  • Brown University – 20500 (Political Sciences in 2013), 27500 (BioMed:Biology in 2013)
  • California Institute of Technology – 21321 (Physics in 2014)
  • Carnegie Mellon University – 27600 (Biological Sciences in 2013)
  • Columbia University – 32447 (GSAS in 2014), 31666 (GSAS in 2012)
  • Cornell University – 36080 (Life Sciences/Physical Sciences/Engineering in 2014), 31293 (Humanities/Art in 2014), 30533 (Policy in 2013), 30533 (BMCB in 2013), 29067 (MBG in 2010)
  • Duke University - 28773 (Arts & Sciences in 2014), 29420 (Medical Sciences & Nursing in 2014), 27850 (Engineering in 2014), 27934 (Arts & Sciences in 2013), 28700 (Medical Sciences & Nursing in 2013), 26910 (Engineering in 2013)
  • Emory University – 28000 (BCDB in 2014), 28000 (Biomed in 2013)
  • Harvard University – 32232 (SEAS in 2014), 31284 (SEAS in 2012), 32616 (OEB, GSAS in 2012), 26795 (GSAS in 2009),
  • John Hopkins University – 29218 (Biochemistry, biophysics, cellular, developmental, molecular biology in 2014), 22000 (Political Science in 2014), 25000 (Biostats in 2014), 21000 (Political Science in 2013), 20000 (Biostats in 2013)
  • MIT – 31968 (Engineering PhD RA in 2014), 30888 (Science/English PhD RA in 2012), 30630 (Chemistry PhD RA in 2012), 28236 (English MS RA in 2012), 31644 (Science/English TA in 2012), 28524 (English TA in 2012)
  • Northwestern University – 22992 (average in 2014), 22428 (avg. in 2013), 28000 (IBIS in 2013), 21936 (Physics and Astronomy in 2013)
  • Princeton University – 32000 (Molecular Biology in 2014), 26784 (Humanities in 2011), 27504 (Natural sciences in 2011)
  • Rice University – 26000 (Chemistry in 2014), 24720 (Chemistry in 2013), 28000 (Biochemistry and Cell Biology in 2013)
  • Stanford University – 36500 (PhD with SGF in 2014), 29500 (Neuroscience in 2010), 29250 (GSBS in 2010)
  • University of California Berkeley – 31000 (Molecular and Cell biology in 2014), 30500 (PMB in 2013), 30000 (MCB in 2013)
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) – 26000 (Ecology and Evolutionary Bio in 2014)
  • University of California San Francisco (UCSF) – 31000 (Neuroscience in 2014)
  • University of Chicago – 29000 + $500 relocation fee (BSD in 2014), 28500 (BSD in 2013), 28000 (Humanities in 2013), 28000 (BSD in 2012)
  • University of Notre Dame – 25333 (Biological Sciences in 2013)
  • University of Pennsylvania – 30500 (Biochemistry and Biophysics in 2014), 27615 (Art & Sciences in 2013)
  • University of South Carolina – 17500 – 22000 without tuition
  • Vanderbilt University – 25500 (CPB in 2011), 25500 (Biomedical Sciences in 2009), 20000 (Chemistry in 2005)
  • Washington University at St. Louis – 28500 (DBBS in 2014), 28500 (Biology/Biomed Sciences in 2013)
  • Yale University – 32500 (BBS in 2014), 31700 (BBS in 2012), 35700 (BBS with NIH or NSF funding in 2012)