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How much does Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) pay?

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) pays its employees an average of $54,995 a year. Salaries at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) range from an average of $36,079 to $93,090 a year. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) employees with the job title Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education make the most with an average annual salary of $64,070, while employees with the title Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education make the least with an average annual salary of $64,070.

Are Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) employees satisfied with their compensation?

Our Fair Pay score for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is 2.12. Read reviews from current employees that include compensation and culture insights.

What is the highest salary at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)?

The highest reported salary for an employee at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is currently $93k / year

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Reviews

Overall Satisfaction
3.5 out of 5
Company Outlook
Fair Pay
Learning and Development
Experience As A Faculty Member In The VCU School Of Medicine.
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Richmond:
Pros: Although VCU is not a top tier university, it has a number of top tier groups and/or departments. I am a faculty member in one of these (a stand-alone research institute) and collaborate actively with another (a basic science department in the medical school. As a result, my grant funding and research profile are substantially better than the average for the university or the school of medicine as a whole. I work in the area I am most fascinated by (one where the patient population are decidedly underserved, and one where, although challenging in the extreme, there is substantial progress to be made and even minor progress may impact the lives of patients directly. Richmond is a small city lacking much of what I love about big cities (I lived for a combined total of more than 20 years in New York and London), it is much more affordable than larger cities and is a very safe and easy place to have children, unlike large metropolitan areas.
Cons: 1. Metastatic administration with constantly increasing amount of required oversight and paperwork that (to my cynical eye) has little impact on quality or performance. 2. Virginia has an extremely slow-moving culture. As a result of this, state institutions lag far behind my perception of those in other states that seem better prepared to deal with the challenges of 21st century biomedical research. This is an issue of major importance because VCU is a state (properly commonwealth) institution subject to an additional layer of state level rules and bureaucracy. Much of this seems to be out of date and inappropriate for the needs of a contemporary university. 3. Poor planning: funds are regularly made available for the acquisition of equipment without recognizing that skilled technicians and faculty are required to make these investments pay off. 4. Rules governing expenditure of grant dollars make the university less competitive than it should be.
Very good.
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Richmond:
Pros: I like the students, and the flexibility.
Cons: They hire people without graduate degrees who are not qualified to lead various areas within the field. There is a lot of favoritism among various Deans to bypass people who are very good and loyal employees and offer opportunities to faculty who are not qualified to be promoted.
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About Virginia Commonwealth University

Address: Richmond, Virginia
Industries: Higher Education, Life Science, Universities
Founded on: January 1st, 1838
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Avg. Salary: $36k - $92k
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