Average Salary for University of Chicago Employees

Chicago, Ill.-based University of Chicago hires for positions ranging from Research Associate to Otolaryngologist in the colleges. An average University of Chicago employee can expect to make $54K per year. What you do at the company is weighted most heavily when it comes to salary consideration at University of Chicago; your experience level has a (lesser) effect as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Chicago typically pays:
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Employer: University of Chicago
Average Salary Range by Job
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Research Technician (5)
$29,322 - $44,501  
[-]Research Technician (5)
Salary$32,345 - $48,902  
Total Pay$29,322 - $44,501  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (4)
$31,172 - $64,306  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (4)
Salary$32,229 - $64,241  
Total Pay$31,172 - $64,306  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (3)
$39,255 - $72,200  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (3)
Salary$41,917 - $71,460  
Total Pay$39,255 - $72,200  
[+]Business Manager (3)
$38,807 - $87,042  
[+]Business Manager (3)
Salary$39,600 - $84,576  
Total Pay$38,807 - $87,042  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179

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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 $61K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of University of Chicago folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $46K per year.


Otolaryngologists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $191K annually; Professors, Executive Assistants, and Human Resources Generalists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $118K, about $60K, and around $55K, respectively. Near the bottom at University of Chicago are Project Managers, pulling in an average of just approximately $39K.

Certifications and Degrees

American Board of Otolaryngology Members are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $190K per year. Earning a Licensed Lawyer certification garners significant financial rewards of $107K annually on average. Those with a Medical Doctor (MD), Otolaryngology at University of Chicago come out on top, and their salaries approach around $187K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $75K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the University of Chicago workforce; a little less than a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Budget Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 42 percent. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at University of Chicago, including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Almost all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of respondents also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for University of Chicago


70 %
30 %
$38,119 - $79,373
$35,479 - $93,891
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 34 votes.
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