Average Salary for University of Chicago Employees

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., University of Chicago offers a range of employment opportunities in the colleges, from Executive Assistant to Research Associate. Compensation for University of Chicago employees is around $54K annually on average. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for University of Chicago workers, followed by how long you've been working. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60637


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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $58K per year. Overall, the greater share of University of Chicago folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $46K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Otolaryngologists, Professors, Systems Administrators, and Executive Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at $191K per year, the other salaries come in at about $118K, $87K, and approximately $64K, respectively. Earning only $40K on average, Research Technicians make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Being an American Board of Otolaryngology Member certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $191K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Licensed Lawyers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $111K per year. Regarding salaries and education, University of Chicago pays those with a Doctorate (PhD) the most — $74K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Microsoft Excel; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $63K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Budget Management, and Microsoft Office as well.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, University of Chicago gives paid vacation to 42 percent and paid sick leave to 35 percent. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. At University of Chicago, a solid majority of survey participants have health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for University of Chicago


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Highly satisfied
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based on 31 votes.
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