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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. Employees at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) make $43K per year on average. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, your job title and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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[-]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$45,583 - $105,771  
[-]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$46,342 - $100,938  
Total Pay$45,583 - $105,771  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
$57,748 - $152,285  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
Salary$57,557 - $155,175  
Total Pay$57,748 - $152,285  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Details


1806 Ave J
Huntsville, Texas 77340

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make approximately $29K. Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is $45K annually. Overall, the greater share of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn $56K per year.


Professors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $88K — though Associate Professors also do fairly well at around $61K.

Certifications and Degrees

At Sam Houston State University (SHSU), employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $70K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Accounting; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $43K. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Office Administration, Microsoft Excel, and Data Entry.


Women are more likely to work at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) than men, given the more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio.

Benefits and Perks

The company allows more than half of workers to take paid time off for illness, but only one in three workers get paid vacation days. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and slightly more than half of workers get dental coverage. Perks also include gym membership, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats



82 %

female alumni


18 %

male alumni
$25,080 - $58,981

Years of Experience

1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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