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 employees bring home $60K annually on average. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for Rutgers University workers, followed by how long you've been working and geography. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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57 US Highway 1
New Brunswick, New Jersey 


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Earning around $125K per year on average, Professors receive the most money, followed by Assistant Professors (about $85K), Program Administrator, Academic Programss ($70K), and Research Associates (approximately $60K). Financial compensation for Administrative Assistants is rather low — on average only $48K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $62K annually. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $55K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $65K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of New Brunswick, N.J.; Piscataway, N.J. (around $61K), Newark, N.J. ($60K), and Camden, N.J. (about $43K) are the next top-paying cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Health Education Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $70K per year. At Rutgers University, employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at approximately $71K.


When it comes to skills, Strategic Planning seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $87K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Budget Management, Data Analysis, and Research Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 38 percent. With an eye toward the future, Rutgers University offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Rutgers University provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and a large number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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$45,733 - $74,182
$43,803 - $88,461
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
$49,560 - $74,336
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