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Average Salary for Abbott Laboratories Employees

Operating out of North Chicago, Ill., pharmaceutical preparations company Abbott Laboratories employs talent in positions ranging from Biotechnology Senior Research Scientist to Process Engineer. An average Abbott Laboratories employee can expect to make $84K per year. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Abbott Laboratories, but your city and your job title affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Abbott Laboratories typically pays:
above market
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above market
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Employer: Abbott Laboratories
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About This Company

North Chicago, Illinois 


Pharmaceutical Preparations, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical industry

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $71K annually. Survey participants who have worked at Abbott Laboratories for between five and 10 years earn $79K per year on average. The largest slice of the Abbott Laboratories workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $96K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $109K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Chicago, Ill. ($107K), Santa Clara, Calif. ($88K), and Dallas, Texas (approximately $87K) are the next top-paying cities. Columbus, Ohio is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $71K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New Jersey, where the average salary is $114K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists — their earnings average about $88K per year. Senior Financial Analysts are a close second at $86K along with Process Engineers (around $84K) and Regulatory Affairs Specialists ($81K). Near the bottom at Abbott Laboratories are Financial Analysts, pulling in an average of just $65K.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $122K annually for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $120K per year on average. It pays to have a Doctorate (PhD) at Abbott Laboratories — these employees make the most at around $144K annually.


When it comes to skills, Financial Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $91K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the Abbott Laboratories workforce; around a sixth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Abbott Laboratories can sometimes lack paid time off; 35 percent get paid vacation days, and one in four workers receive paid sick leave. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Abbott Laboratories sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For a large number of workers, benefits include health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Abbott Laboratories


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$58,066 - $105,265
$61,110 - $116,070
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
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