Average Salary for Rutgers University Employees

Operating out of New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University employs talent in positions ranging from Administrative Assistant to Project Coordinator. The average Rutgers University employee earns $57K per year. Rutgers University paychecks are largely negotiated based on geography, though your role at the company and your experience level are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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57 US Highway 1
New Brunswick, New Jersey 


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($78K annually) can be spotted in Cherry Hill, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa. (approximately $65K), Newark, N.J. ($59K), and the company's headquarter city of New Brunswick, N.J. (around $59K) are the next top-paying cities. At $44K, Camden, N.J. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Pennsylvania, where they average to about $65K per year.


Earning $70K annually on average, Program Administrator, Academic Programss receive the most money, followed by Systems Administrators (approximately $65K), Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators (around $60K), and Mental Health Clinicians ($51K). Near the bottom at Rutgers University are Administrative Assistants, pulling in an average of just about $44K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $53K per year. Overall, the greater share of Rutgers University folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average around $63K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach $76K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $74K annually. Rutgers University compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at $88K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Marketing Communications among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $68K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Rutgers University is Microsoft Office; just under one-fifth of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Event Planning, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Rutgers University gives paid vacation to a third of survey participants and paid sick leave to a quarter of respondents. Rutgers University helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of employees, and a solid majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Rutgers University


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$41,765 - $62,754
$34,228 - $86,472

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
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