University of Chicago Alumni Average Salary

Around 6,000 undergrads attend the University of Chicago, a school in Chicago, Ill.. The school sits in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. This report is based on the responses of U of C graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

208th

20 Year Net ROI 

$429,000

Annual ROI 

5.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$255,000

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College Salary Report

13th

Early Career Salary 

$112,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$172,000

% High Meaning 

45 %

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University of Chicago Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$60K$120K$180K
Software Engineer
22 salaries
$84,000  
   
Data Scientist
20 salaries
$95,000  
Data Analyst
20 salaries
$66,114  
Management Consultant
19 salaries
$118,144  
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
19 salaries
$177,540  
Product Manager, Software
15 salaries
$111,865  
Executive Director
13 salaries
$174,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,316

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About This School

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

5,703

Private School, Research University

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22 %

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Industry

Former U of C students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the software development industry, the social services industry, and the financial services industry. The majority of U of C alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. U of C graduates see an average starting salary of $69K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $79K per year, but the second group takes home only approximately $50K.

Jobs

In the U of C alumni professional community, Chief Financial Officers make the highest median pay ($238K), though Product Managers of Software (about $117K), and Information Architects (around $115K) are close competitors. Marketing Communications Specialists wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $47K.

Locations

Many U of C alumni remain in Chicago after graduation; more than a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. It is no surprise that Seattle, Wash., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $106K), is another of the most popular spots for former U of C students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by U of C alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average $58K. Other popular cities include San Francisco, Calif. and Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) leads to the highest pay for U of C grads (around $163K on average per year). Graduates holding a master's in social work fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $44K.

Skills

Project Management is a common skill among U of C alumni — roughly one in seven grads mention using it at work. University of Chicago grads with User Interface Design experience garner salaries that are 67 percent more than other grads' salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Strategic Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of alumni have medical plans, and a strong majority of alums have dental insurance. University of Chicago graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Northwestern University grads bring in salaries of around $68K, making them the most similar to U of C alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Notre Dame, Case Western Reserve University, and Washington University in St Louis are also similar to U of C.

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Key Stats for University of Chicago

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %
Salary
$32,718 - $78,611
Salary
$39,209 - $121,679

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
050
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
17%
$37,222 - $77,422
$43,158 - $83,424
$58,958 - $114,033

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