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Average Salary for Rutgers University Employees

Operating out of New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University employs talent in positions ranging from Administrative Assistant to Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator. The median income for Rutgers University employees is $61K per year. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Rutgers University, but your experience level and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

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)
$31,729 - $66,064  
[-]Administrative Assistant (5)
Salary$32,978 - $64,337  
Total Pay$31,729 - $66,064  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$76,230 - $205,455  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$77,507 - $207,178  
Total Pay$76,230 - $205,455  
[+]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$53,617 - $123,032  
[+]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$53,683 - $119,876  
Total Pay$53,617 - $123,032  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (3)
$34,212 - $79,529  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (3)
Salary$44,726 - $77,329  
Total Pay$34,212 - $79,529  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Rutgers University Details

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 (about $120K), Assistant Professors ($85K), and Research Associates (approximately $60K). Earning only $35K, Research Fellows make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the around $58K mark. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $53K. A typical employee has 20 years or more of experience 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 ($62K), and Newark (around $62K) are the next top-paying cities. Camden is near the bottom for pay at $49K.

Certifications and Degrees

Notary Publics receive bigger paychecks (approximately $49K) than those without credentials. Becoming an Administrative Assistant Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $47K. Rutgers University compensates law degree-holders the most at $125K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Budget Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $92K. Microsoft Office is regularly seen around here; around a sixth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Research Analysis, Project Management, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just two in five workers receive paid time off. 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 almost all workers, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. Rutgers University also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

58 %
42 %
$46,222 - $82,629
$43,480 - $92,558
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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