Average Salary for University of Chicago Employees

University of Chicago is a colleges firm headquartered in Chicago, Ill. that hires for Executive Assistant positions, Research Associate roles, and more. Employees at University of Chicago make $54K annually on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at University of Chicago fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; your job title also matters, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 approximately $61K per year. Overall, the greater share of University of Chicago folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $48K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Executive Assistants, Business Administrators, Assistant Directors of Non-Profit Organizations, and Assistant Directors of Career Services; while the first receives the highest median pay at $65K per year, the other salaries come in at around $54K, about $54K, and $53K, respectively. Near the bottom at University of Chicago are Research Associates, pulling in an average of just around $39K.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $123K annually. Registered Nurses with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $99K per year. University of Chicago workers who hold a Doctorate (PhD) are also well compensated, earning about $120K on average.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Excel; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $68K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; roughly a fifth consider it a key competency. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Event Planning round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 42 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all employees have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of respondents also include dental insurance. University of Chicago also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for University of Chicago


74 %
26 %
$38,370 - $67,955
$38,365 - $89,203

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more
$37,974 - $71,653
$35,355 - $81,900
$39,732 - $71,216
$35,000 - $83,396
$43,000 - $87,646
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