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. A typical Sam Houston State University (SHSU) employee can expect to make $43K per year. Though your job title and geography do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Sam Houston State University (SHSU) typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Sam Houston State University (SHSU)
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$45,549 - $105,885  
[-]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$45,328 - $100,486  
Total Pay$45,549 - $105,885  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
$56,592 - $153,899  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
Salary$54,875 - $157,382  
Total Pay$56,592 - $153,899  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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About This Company

1806 Ave J
Huntsville, Texas 77340


Sam Houston State University

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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $45K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $29K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) employees (32 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and typically earn approximately $56K annually.


Professors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $88K; Associate Professors are next on the list, bringing in close to $61K.

Certifications and Degrees

Sam Houston State University (SHSU) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in around $70K per year.


When it comes to skills, Accounting seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $43K. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, approximately one-half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Office Administration, Microsoft Excel, and Data Entry are also desirable skills.


At Sam Houston State University (SHSU), there are significantly more females than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of workers report receiving paid sick leave, but only one in three workers are paid for vacation days. The vast majority of workers can count on health insurance, and just over a half of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other perks are 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)


82 %
18 %
$25,080 - $58,981
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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