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 Assistant Director of Career Services. A salary of $55K annually is the median rate at University of Chicago. The most important factor affecting pay for University of Chicago employees is your job title, though how long you've been working plays a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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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 $60K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $50K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Professors — their earnings average approximately $200K per year. Executive Assistants are a close second at $65K along with Business Administrators (around $54K) and Assistant Directors of Career Services ($53K). Research Technicians make an average around $39K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Nurses, who make approximately $99K annually. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at University of Chicago come out on top, and their salaries approach $120K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $62K annually. A garden variety skill at University of Chicago is Data Analysis; one-eighth of University of Chicago's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, Research Analysis, and Event Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two-fifths of employees receiving paid vacation and one in three employees receiving paid sick days. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at University of Chicago, including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of respondents and dental coverage for a strong majority of survey participants. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
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