Average Salary for Grand Canyon University Employees

Operating out of Phoenix, Ariz., Grand Canyon University employs talent in positions ranging from College Admissions Counselor to Assistant Professor. Compensation for Grand Canyon University employees is around $48K annually on average. Grand Canyon University paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though how long you've been working and your city are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017


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Associate Professors rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $83K per year; Assistant Professors come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $70K, while College Admissions Counselors and Adjunct Professors rank near the top as well (around $41K and $36K, respectively). Athletic Coachs are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $30K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $41K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Grand Canyon University for between five and 10 years earn $45K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Grand Canyon University employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $65K annually on average.


Residents of Albuquerque, N.M. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $65K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz. ($54K) and Tempe, Ariz. (approximately $40K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $65K annually) in New Mexico.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $75K per year for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Athletic trainer license is rewarded with median pay of around $60K annually. Grand Canyon University compensates Master of Science (MS)-holders the most at $93K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $93K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Oral / Verbal Communication; around one in five deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Customer Service, People Management, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in eight employees receive paid vacation and sick leave. The larger part of employees save for retirement through Grand Canyon University's 401(k) plan. For a solid majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

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