Associate Professors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $83K annually — though Assistant Professors, College Admissions Counselors, and Adjunct Professors also do fairly well at $70K, around $41K, and about $36K, respectively. On the lower end are Athletic Coachs at $30K on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $41K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $45K annually. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $65K per year.
Residents of Albuquerque, N.M. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $65K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz. (approximately $54K) and Tempe, Ariz. (about $40K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New Mexico; salaries there average to $65K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $75K annually for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Athletic trainer license is rewarded with median pay of about $60K per year. Grand Canyon University workers who hold a Master of Science (MS) are also well compensated, earning $93K on average.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $93K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Grand Canyon University is Oral / Verbal Communication, with roughly a fifth considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Customer Service, People Management, and Project Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (one in eight workers) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Grand Canyon University provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the larger part of respondents participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a fair number of survey participants, and a majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.