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 $60K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Rutgers University employees is what you do at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Rutgers University typically pays:
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Employer: Rutgers University
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[-]Administrative Assistant (6)
$31,555 - $59,441  
[-]Administrative Assistant (6)
Salary$31,924 - $59,401  
Total Pay$31,555 - $59,441  
[+]Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization (3)
$35,571 - $69,926  
[+]Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization (3)
Salary$37,004 - $69,002  
Total Pay$35,571 - $69,926  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$79,811 - $176,413  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$78,453 - $155,725  
Total Pay$79,811 - $176,413  
[+]Researcher, Scientific (3)
$31,577 - $107,807  
[+]Researcher, Scientific (3)
Salary$32,549 - $101,241  
Total Pay$31,577 - $107,807  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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57 US Highway 1
New Brunswick, New Jersey 


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Professors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $123K annually — though Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, and Scientific Researchers also do fairly well at $120K, around $85K, and approximately $59K, respectively. Earning only $42K on average, Administrative Assistants make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $53K per year on average. Average pay is approximately $60K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Rutgers University people (33 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn about $89K 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. (around $62K), Piscataway, N.J. ($62K), and Newark, N.J. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. Camden, N.J. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $46K.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $64K per year for Human Resources Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Notary Public certification garners significant financial rewards of $57K annually on average. Employees who have a law degree make the most here, hauling in $125K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Budget Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $82K annually. A common skill in Rutgers University's work force is Microsoft Office; around one in seven of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Research Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 44 percent. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all workers report having health insurance, and a large number of workers report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Rutgers University


60 %
40 %
$45,581 - $76,772
$43,873 - $90,468
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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