Average Salary for Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Employees

Operating out of Huntsville, Texas, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) employs talent in positions ranging from Associate Professor to Professor. Sam Houston State University (SHSU) employees bring home $48K annually on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; what you do at the company and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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1806 Ave J
Huntsville, Texas 77340


Sam Houston State University

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $30K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) for between five and 10 years earn about $45K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) employees (43 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $50K per year on average.


Earning $88K annually on average, Professors receive the most money, followed by Associate Professors (approximately $59K per year).

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) come out on top, and their salaries approach around $70K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Technical Writing in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $78K per year. Customer Service is a popular skill among Sam Houston State University (SHSU) workers, with about two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Office Administration, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Sam Houston State University (SHSU) lets only one in four employees take paid vacation and only 42 percent take sick leave. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all respondents, and for a fair number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include gym membership, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Sam Houston State University (SHSU)


73 %
27 %
$26,471 - $60,565
$28,236 - $66,251
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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