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. A salary of $60K annually is the median rate at Rutgers University. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Rutgers University workers, followed by where you live and how long you've been working. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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57 US Highway 1
New Brunswick, New Jersey 


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The highest paychecks go to Professors, who earn an average about $125K per year, closely trailed by Assistant Professors ($76K), Systems Administrators (around $65K), and Scientific Researchers ($59K). Administrative Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $44K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($65K annually) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; the company's headquarter city of New Brunswick, N.J. (around $63K), Piscataway, N.J. ($61K), and Newark, N.J. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Camden, N.J. at $42K. By state, Rutgers University pays its Pennsylvania employees the most; the pay rate there is about $65K per year.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Rutgers University for between five and 10 years earn approximately $62K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Rutgers University folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $54K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Psychologists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $85K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Licensed Professional Counselors with credentials; these people earn around $74K per year on average. The best paid folks at Rutgers University have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), earning $81K annually.


When it comes to skills, Budget Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $82K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Rutgers University is Microsoft Office, with close to one-seventh considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Just 35 percent receive paid time off. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Rutgers University provides health insurance to most respondents, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Rutgers University also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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