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Average Salary for Rutgers University Employees

Operating out of New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University employs talent in positions ranging from Administrative Assistant to Scientific Researcher. An average Rutgers University employee can expect to make $61K per year. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Rutgers University workers, followed by your experience level and your city. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Rutgers University typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Employer: Rutgers University
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About This Company

57 US Highway 1
New Brunswick, New Jersey 


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Professors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $123K annually on average; Associate Professors are next on the list, bringing in close to about $120K, followed by Healthcare Program Directors earning approximately $86K and Assistant Professors making around $85K. With salaries averaging $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 $54K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $62K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Rutgers University employees (32 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $90K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($75K annually) can be spotted in Highland Park, N.J.; the company's headquarter city of New Brunswick, N.J. (approximately $64K), Piscataway, N.J. (around $62K), and Newark, N.J. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $44K) is Camden, N.J. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays Rutgers University the most — $62K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Notary Public certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $65K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Human Resources Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $64K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Rutgers University pays those with a law degree the most — $125K.


In this position, it pays to have Budget Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $82K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Rutgers University is Microsoft Office; close to one-seventh of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Research Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 43 percent. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Rutgers University, including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of employees can count on health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Rutgers University


59 %
41 %
$46,575 - $77,268
$43,986 - $92,000
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 13 votes.
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