University of Chicago Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than the University of Chicago. It is a university based in Chicago, Ill. that is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. The data in this summary come from U of C alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

142nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$458,000

Annual ROI 

5.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$245,000

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College Salary Report

38th

Early Career Salary 

$50,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$107,000

% High Meaning 

56.0%

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University of Chicago Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Management Consultant
6 salaries
$87,077  
   
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
5 salaries
$147,000  
Data Analyst
4 salaries
$70,000  
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
4 salaries
$43,016  
Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
4 salaries
$107,500  
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
4 salaries
$34,043  
Social Worker
4 salaries
$43,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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About This School

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

5,703

Private School, Research University

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Industry

Graduates of the U of C head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the consulting industry, the financial services industry, and the health care industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. U of C graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores and graduation rate. Those with a degree from the U of C make an average of around $80K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $104K after graduating from U of C, the average woman earns only $57K.

Jobs

Finance Directors win the contest for best-paid U of C alumni, making approximately $133K on average every year, though Chief Financial Officers ($122K), and Professors (about $108K) are not far behind. Licensed Clinical Social Workers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $43K.

Locations

Close to a third of U of C grads stay in Chicago, Ill., even though it offers the lowest median pay ($72K). U of C alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Houston, Texas where about $140K is the average pay. Washington, DC is also a top pick, as is San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

A medical degree leads to the highest pay for U of C grads (around $305K on average per year). Those holding a B.A. in Biology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $36K on average per year.

Skills

Project Management is a common skill among U of C alumni — approximately one-seventh of grads mention using it at work. Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 25 percent for University of Chicago grads. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most grads, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of alums as well. A large number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to University of Chicago alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Rochester grads (who make an average of $79K) earn salaries most similar to U of C alumni. Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, and Case Western Reserve University are also similar to U of C.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 2140 2370
ACT Scores 32 35

Key Stats for University of Chicago

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %
Salary
$33,406 - $87,149
Salary
$48,294 - $135,749
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
$39,150 - $113,116
$39,732 - $115,127
$47,344 - $160,000
$42,574 - $122,084

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