Average Salary for Rutgers University - Main Campus Alumni

Rutgers University grads can expect to earn between approximately $43K on the low end and $109K at the high end. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Rutgers University - Main Campus Alumni

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Vice President (VP), Finance
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Human Resources (HR) Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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The majority of alumni accept jobs in the financial services industry.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $81K after graduating from Rutgers University, the average woman earns only $59K.


The most generous salaries among Rutgers University alumni are reportedly earned by VPs of Finance, whose median earnings come to about $109K, followed by Executive Directors ($100K) and Human Resources Directors (around $78K). Salaries are anything but generous for Accountants, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $43K.


New York, N.Y. is filled with Rutgers University grads. Rutgers University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Parsippany, N.J., which offers a median salary of about $101K. Rutgers University alumni in Jersey City, N.J. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at approximately $49K. In addition, grads flock to Newark, N.J. as well as Morristown, N.J.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Rutgers University alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance — they earn close to $151K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in English Literature face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $47K per year.


For Rutgers University grads, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 21 percent more than other alumni salaries. Rutgers University alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with around an eighth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just over two-fifths of graduates can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of alumni, and most former students report health coverage. A large number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Rutgers University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Rutgers University - Main Campus


42 %
58 %
$36,933 - $89,196
$47,568 - $117,812
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
$39,398 - $89,888
$46,369 - $142,500
$40,058 - $89,233
$30,639 - $81,242
$37,000 - $95,497
$51,000 - $95,000
$56,000 - $142,825

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