Average Salary for Rutgers University Employees

Operating out of New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University employs talent in positions ranging from Administrative Assistant to Systems Administrator. Employees at Rutgers University make $56K per year on average. At Rutgers University, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is geography — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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57 US Highway 1
New Brunswick, New Jersey 


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Camden, N.J. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $46K. Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — $165K annually on average.


Systems Administrators are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $65K per year; Licensed Clinical Social Workers, College Academic Advisors, and Mental Health Clinicians also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $59K, around $55K, and $54K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Rutgers University are Administrative Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches around $43K.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $55K annually. The largest fraction of Rutgers University people (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $60K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make approximately $76K annually. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $74K per year. The best paid folks at Rutgers University have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), earning $88K annually.


Employees who count Linux among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $65K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; nearly one in six consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Event Planning, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A third of employees receive paid vacation, and only 22 percent get sick leave. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents report having health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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$33,772 - $99,309

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