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Average Salary for Grand Canyon University Employees

Operating out of Phoenix, Ariz., Grand Canyon University employs talent in positions ranging from Professor to Graphic Designer. A salary of $50K annually is the median rate at Grand Canyon University. Grand Canyon University paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though what you do at the company is also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Grand Canyon University typically pays:
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Employer: Grand Canyon University
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Graphic Designer (2)
$29,508 - $64,152  
[-]Graphic Designer (2)
Salary$31,925 - $59,753  
Total Pay$29,508 - $64,152  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
$34,161 - $85,077  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
Salary$35,334 - $88,519  
Total Pay$34,161 - $85,077  
[+]Admissions Counselor (College/University) (2)
$31,681 - $53,967  
[+]Admissions Counselor (College/University) (2)
Salary$32,385 - $53,088  
Total Pay$31,681 - $53,967  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017


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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $51K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $51K annually.


Professors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $49K per year — though Graphic Designers and College Admissions Counselors also do fairly well at $45K and $42K, respectively.

Certifications and Degrees

Grand Canyon University compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA)-holders the most at around $57K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Customer Relationship Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $59K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Grand Canyon University is Microsoft Excel; approximately one in six of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

45 percent have paid vacation, and only about a quarter of employees can take paid time off for illness. Nearly all survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a company cell phone, and gym membership.

Key Stats for Grand Canyon University


57 %
43 %
$36,569 - $55,000
$41,873 - $58,958
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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