Average Salary for University of Chicago Employees

Operating out of Chicago, Ill., colleges sector company University of Chicago employs talent in positions ranging from Grants Administrator to Operations Project Manager. The typical salary at University of Chicago is $55K per year. Though your experience level is an influential salary factor for those at University of Chicago, your job title turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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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[-]Grants Administrator (5)
$37,997 - $64,243  
[-]Grants Administrator (5)
Salary$38,721 - $63,669  
Total Pay$37,997 - $64,243  
[+]Student Services Coordinator (4)
$30,099 - $52,311  
[+]Student Services Coordinator (4)
Salary$31,086 - $51,536  
Total Pay$30,099 - $52,311  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (4)
$53,379 - $94,706  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (4)
Total Pay$53,379 - $94,706  
[+]Project Manager, Operations (3)
$38,799 - $78,985  
[+]Project Manager, Operations (3)
Salary$40,047 - $79,339  
Total Pay$38,799 - $78,985  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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About This Company

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 ten years earn approximately $60K on average. The largest slice of the University of Chicago workforce (36 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns around $48K annually.


Otolaryngologists rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $195K; Business Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $60K, while Financial Administrators and Operations Project Managers rank near the top as well ($54K and $54K, respectively). Near the bottom at University of Chicago are Student Services Coordinators, pulling in just about $42K.

Certifications and Degrees

American Board of Otolaryngology Members receive bigger paychecks ($190K) than those without credentials. OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $99K per year. Employees who have a medical degree make the most here, hauling in around $190K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Operations Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $75K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; just under one in five consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Budget Management, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just half of workers. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and a fair portion of workers get dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for University of Chicago


69 %
31 %
$38,215 - $77,540
$35,665 - $98,427
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 51 votes.
$35,234 - $79,159
$63,000 - $80,473
$46,184 - $55,955
$38,500 - $127,500

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