Rutgers University - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

Students who graduate from Rutgers University earn between about $41K from the lowest paying jobs to approximately $94K from the most lucrative. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Rutgers University - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Senior Financial Analyst
14 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
12 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
10 salaries
Associate Attorney
9 salaries
Marketing Manager
6 salaries
Sourcing Associate
5 salaries
General Counsel
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 382
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The most popular career sector among alumni is the financial services industry.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $56K on average compared to $72K for male graduates.


The most generous salaries among Rutgers University alumni are reportedly earned by VPs of Finance, whose median earnings come to $94K, followed by Executive Directors ($75K) and Electrical Engineers (around $62K). Research Analysts get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of approximately $41K in this job.


A large number of students head to New York, N.Y. after college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Rutgers University grads is Somerset, N.J.; given its high compensation (around $82K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Rutgers University alumni in Edison, N.J. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $51K. In addition, grads flock to Newark, N.J. as well as Parsippany, N.J.

Degree Major

A graduate with a medical degree from Rutgers University can rake in a whopping average $159K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work (CSW) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $48K.


Rutgers University grads with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 77 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many Rutgers University grads have knowledge of Project Management, with close to a tenth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one in three grads are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. Most alumni save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For this school, a large number of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to Rutgers University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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