Average Salary for Rutgers University Employees

Operating out of New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University employs talent in positions ranging from Administrative Assistant to Assistant Professor. Rutgers University pays its employees $61K annually on average. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Rutgers University, but how long you've been working and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) 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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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.

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$45,872 - $73,540
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