Associate Professors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $120K per year — though Assistant Professors, Research Associates, and Scientific Researchers also do fairly well at $85K, around $60K, and about $59K, respectively. Research Fellows make an average approximately $35K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Rutgers University for between five and 10 years earn $62K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $55K per year on average. The largest slice of the Rutgers University workforce (29 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $88K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $64K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of New Brunswick, N.J.; Piscataway, N.J. (approximately $61K), Newark, N.J. (around $60K), and Camden, N.J. ($43K) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certificate in Public Healths, who make approximately $70K annually. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Rutgers University — these employees make the most at $100K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Budget Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $82K annually. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Rutgers University workers, with one-seventh of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Project Management, Research Analysis, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Only 38 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.