Average Salary for University of Chicago Employees

Operating out of Chicago, Ill., colleges company University of Chicago employs talent in positions ranging from Assistant Director of Career Services to Executive Assistant. The median salary at University of Chicago is $54K per year. University of Chicago paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level is also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Chicago, Illinois 60637


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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $60K annually. Overall, the greater share of University of Chicago folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $49K per year.


The highest average salaries go to Professors, who bring in close to $120K annually, though Executive Assistants are not far behind at $65K along with Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations ($54K) and Assistant Directors of Career Services (about $53K). Near the bottom at University of Chicago are Research Associates, pulling in an average of just approximately $39K.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers earn about $123K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Registered Nurses with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $99K annually. At University of Chicago, employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $120K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft Excel; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $74K per year. A common skill in University of Chicago's work force is Project Management; a little less than a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Event Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of survey participants receive paid time off. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for University of Chicago


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27 %
$38,655 - $70,973
$38,531 - $86,976

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
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20 years or more
$38,218 - $71,212
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