Rutgers University - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

Rutgers University grads can expect to earn between about $63K on the low end and $129K at the high end. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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The majority of Rutgers University alumni wind up in the financial services industry.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $63K where the average male graduate hauls home $82K.


The biggest paychecks among Rutgers University alumni are earned by Senior Systems Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $129K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to VPs of Finance (around $110K) and Executive Directors ($100K). Human Resources Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $63K.


Many Rutgers University grads end up living in New York, N.Y., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Another city that attracts a wealth of Rutgers University grads is New Brunswick, N.J.; given its high compensation (approximately $103K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Rutgers University grads is Jersey City, N.J. (median compensation is about $50K). Alumni express interest in Newark, N.J. and Parsippany, N.J. as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Rutgers University alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance — they earn close to $157K on average per year. A B.A. in Criminal Justice commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $34K.


Close to an eighth of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Rutgers University grads with Strategic Planning experience garner salaries that are 32 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of former students as well. Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Rutgers University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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