Average Salary for University of Chicago Employees

Based in Chicago, Ill.,colleges player University of Chicago offers many employment opportunities, including Otolaryngologist and Research Associate positions. The median income for University of Chicago employees is $55K annually. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at University of Chicago, but how long you've been working affects income (to a lesser degree) 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

Average pay is about $61K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of University of Chicago employees (42 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $46K annually on average.


The highest paychecks go to Otolaryngologists, who earn an average $190K per year, closely trailed by Professors (approximately $118K), Business Managers (around $60K), and Executive Assistants ($60K). Research Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $46K.

Certifications and Degrees

American Board of Otolaryngology Members receive bigger paychecks ($189K annually) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Licensed Lawyers with credentials; these people earn $107K per year on average. Employees who have a Medical Doctor (MD), Otolaryngology make the most here, hauling in about $187K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Program Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $72K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at University of Chicago is Project Management, with slightly less than a fifth considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Data Analysis, Budget Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only two-fifths of workers report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; University of Chicago sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of employees, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other advantages of working at University of Chicago are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for University of Chicago


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33 %
$38,293 - $76,957
$35,764 - $90,997
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