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 $58K per year on average. Geography plays the largest role in compensation at Rutgers University, but your role at the company and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on 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 (around $129K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Cherry Hill, N.J. ($78K), Philadelphia, Pa. ($65K), and the company's headquarter city of New Brunswick, N.J. (about $61K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Camden, N.J. at approximately $46K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average Rutgers University employee makes $129K per year.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Administrative Assistants, who bring in close to $65K annually, though Systems Administrators are not far behind at $65K along with Licensed Clinical Social Workers ($59K) and College Academic Advisors (about $55K). With salaries averaging around $44K, Administrative Assistants are among the lowest paid at Rutgers University.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $55K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Rutgers University employees (34 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $63K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks (approximately $76K per year) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $74K annually for accredited Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists. Rutgers University provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) — these employees rake in about $88K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Operations Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $79K annually. Microsoft Office is regularly seen around here; roughly one in six of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Event Planning, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Rutgers University gives paid vacation to one in three workers and paid sick leave to a quarter of respondents. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Rutgers University sponsors various plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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$41,788 - $66,466
$34,465 - $93,000

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
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