Average Salary for Rutgers University Employees

Operating out of New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University employs talent in positions ranging from Administrative Assistant to Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator. Rutgers University pays its employees $61K per year on average. Though your experience level and your city are influential salary factors for those at Rutgers University, your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Rutgers University typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Rutgers University
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Administrative Assistant (5)
$31,895 - $65,898  
[-]Administrative Assistant (5)
Salary$32,925 - $63,989  
Total Pay$31,895 - $65,898  
[+]Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization (3)
$36,031 - $69,311  
[+]Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization (3)
Salary$36,985 - $69,016  
Total Pay$36,031 - $69,311  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$73,864 - $204,250  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$72,533 - $204,173  
Total Pay$73,864 - $204,250  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$79,916 - $176,893  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$74,526 - $157,166  
Total Pay$79,916 - $176,893  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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About This Company

57 US Highway 1
New Brunswick, New Jersey 


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Earning $123K on average, Professors receive the most money, followed by Associate Professors ($120K), Assistant Professors ($85K), and Research Associates (approximately $60K). On the lower end are Administrative Assistants at around $41K.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $53K. Average pay is typically $58K for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Rutgers University workforce (32 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns $92K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $75K per year) can be spotted in Highland Park; Piscataway ($75K), the company's headquarter city of New Brunswick (around $62K), and Newark (approximately $61K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Camden; in fact, at $49K it is one of the worst-paid cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $51K for Licensed Master Social Workers; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Notary Public certification garners significant financial rewards of about $49K annually. The best paid folks at Rutgers University have a law degree, earning approximately $125K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Budget Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $92K. A relatively widespread skill at Rutgers University is Microsoft Office; nearly one in six of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Research Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 42 percent. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Rutgers University


59 %
41 %
$46,188 - $81,248
$43,361 - $93,201
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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