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Average Salary for University of Chicago Employees

Based in Chicago, Ill.,colleges player University of Chicago offers many employment opportunities, including Otolaryngologist and Research Associate positions. A salary of $54K annually is the median rate at University of Chicago. What you do at the company influences pay for University of Chicago workers the most, followed by how long you've been working. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Chicago typically pays:
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5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60637


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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at University of Chicago for between five and 10 years earn about $61K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $46K annually.


Otolaryngologists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $190K per year — though Professors, Business Managers, and Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations also do fairly well at $118K, approximately $60K, and $60K, respectively. University of Chicago hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Research Associates (about $46K on average).

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $189K annually for American Board of Otolaryngology Members, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a Licensed Lawyer is rewarded with median pay of around $107K per year. Those with a Medical Doctor (MD), Otolaryngology at University of Chicago come out on top, and their salaries approach $187K annually.


Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $75K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; just under a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Budget Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Two-fifths of workers — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of employees and dental coverage for most employees. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for University of Chicago


70 %
30 %
$38,096 - $78,447
$35,479 - $91,514
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 31 votes.

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