Average Salary for Abbott Laboratories Employees

Based in North Chicago, Ill.,pharmaceutical preparations player Abbott Laboratories offers many employment opportunities, including Research Scientist and Mechanical Engineer positions. A salary of $86K per year is the median rate at Abbott Laboratories. What you do at the company influences pay for Abbott Laboratories workers the most, followed by your experience level and your city. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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North Chicago, Illinois 


Pharmaceutical Preparations, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical industry

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Bringing in the most money are Principal Scientists — their earnings average $121K annually. Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists are a close second at $93K along with Manufacturing Engineers (approximately $88K) and Mechanical Engineers (about $82K). With salaries averaging around $59K, Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at Abbott Laboratories.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $86K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $69K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $100K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K annually) can be spotted in Santa Clara, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. ($100K), Abbott Park, Ill. (around $94K), and Dallas, Texas ($93K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $83K) is North Chicago, Ill. The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where salaries average out at around $108K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ScrumMasters, who make $124K annually. Becoming a SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9 can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $120K on average. At Abbott Laboratories, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at $127K.


When it comes to skills, Product Development seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $99K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; nearly one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Abbott Laboratories gives paid vacation days to 29 percent and sick leave to 23 percent. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of survey participants can count on health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at Abbott Laboratories are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

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