Average Salary for New York University (NYU) Employees

Operating out of New York City, N.Y., New York University (NYU) employs talent in positions ranging from Assistant Professor to Postdoctoral Research Associate. The average New York University (NYU) employee earns $66K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at New York University (NYU) fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; your job title also matters, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

New York University (NYU) typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: New York University (NYU)
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (6)
$60,284 - $136,209  
[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (6)
Salary$59,131 - $129,658  
Total Pay$60,284 - $136,209  
[+]Postdoctoral Research Associate (4)
$41,282 - $68,199  
[+]Postdoctoral Research Associate (4)
Salary$41,357 - $65,567  
Total Pay$41,282 - $68,199  
[+]Administrative Aide (4)
$35,748 - $68,009  
[+]Administrative Aide (4)
Salary$35,087 - $63,435  
Total Pay$35,748 - $68,009  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
$29,049 - $66,450  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
Salary$31,301 - $62,028  
Total Pay$29,049 - $66,450  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $52K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of New York University (NYU) employees (30 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn approximately $64K annually on average.


Assistant Professors rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $85K per year; Senior Account Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $69K, while Systems Administrators and Data Modelers rank near the top as well (about $68K and $64K, respectively). With salaries averaging about $49K, Administrative Aides are among the lowest paid at New York University (NYU).

Certifications and Degrees

Senior Human Resources Professionals earn $134K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Registered Nurses with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $105K per year. At New York University (NYU), employees who hold a Master of Public Administration (MPA) receive the highest salaries at around $96K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Financial Analysis among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $79K annually. A garden variety skill at New York University (NYU) is Project Management; nearly one in eight of New York University (NYU)'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Event Planning, Counseling, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Just 28 percent receive paid time off. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of respondents report having health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats for New York University (NYU)


53 %
47 %
$40,971 - $76,591
$47,627 - $94,345
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 32 votes.
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