Average Salary for University of Chicago Employees

University of Chicago is a colleges firm headquartered in Chicago, Ill. that hires for Assistant Director of Career Services positions, Executive Assistant roles, and more. Compensation for University of Chicago employees is around $56K annually on average. At University of Chicago, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working factors into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Chicago Median Salary by Job





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  • Updated: 7 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 347
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About This Company

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60637


Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $52K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of University of Chicago folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average $61K annually.


Professors rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $200K per year; Executive Assistants come in second with average earnings amounting to about $65K, while Operations Managers and Business Administrators rank near the top as well (around $60K and $54K, respectively). Near the bottom at University of Chicago are Postdoctoral Research Associates, pulling in an average of just $46K.

Certifications and Degrees

Basic Life Support Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $108K annually. University of Chicago workers who hold a Doctorate (PhD) are also well compensated, earning around $120K on average.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $66K per year. Folks here also tend to know Data Analysis; on the survey, nearly one-eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Research Analysis, and Event Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at University of Chicago; the company rewards only 42 percent with paid vacation time and only one in three workers with sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at University of Chicago, including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Almost all survey participants can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for University of Chicago


70 %
30 %
$39,489 - $70,560
$43,000 - $82,690

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$37,248 - $70,869
$39,104 - $69,928
$40,425 - $82,880
$37,615 - $82,504
$48,834 - $87,732

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