Average Salary for Rutgers University - Main Campus Alumni

Rutgers University grads can expect to earn between around $50K on the low end and $122K at the high end. The figures in this rundown were provided by Rutgers University alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Rutgers University - Main Campus Alumni

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Executive Director
4 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
3 salaries
High School Teacher
3 salaries
Vice President (VP), Finance
3 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
Research Chemist
2 salaries
Job Coach
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247

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


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $81K per year, but the second group takes home only approximately $62K.


Rutgers University grads who become Information Technology Directors are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average about $122K yearly. Also notably well-paid are VPs of Finance and Executive Directors; their salaries approach $109K and $100K, respectively. On the lower end, High School Teachers report making $50K.


The most popular destination for former Rutgers University students is New York, N.Y. It is no surprise that Bridgewater, N.J., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $153K), is another of the most popular spots for former Rutgers University students. 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 $49K. Alumni express interest in Newark, N.J. and Parsippany, N.J. as well.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance leads to the highest pay for Rutgers University grads (around $157K on average per year). A B.A. in English Literature commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $47K.


Many Rutgers University grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with nearly one-eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for Rutgers University grads — they earn 46 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Most former students have medical plans, and a strong majority of alumni have dental insurance. A large number of alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Rutgers University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Rutgers University - Main Campus


41 %
59 %
$37,543 - $91,334
$46,273 - $117,101
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 59 votes.
$39,443 - $90,158
$46,369 - $142,500
$39,997 - $89,970
$30,521 - $81,921
$37,000 - $95,497
$56,000 - $142,825
$50,114 - $91,325

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