Average Salary for Abbott Laboratories Employees

Based in North Chicago, Ill.,pharmaceutical preparations player Abbott Laboratories offers many employment opportunities, including Biotechnology Senior Research Scientist and Regulatory Affairs Specialist positions. The average employee at Abbott Laboratories takes home $85K per year. Though geography and your role at the company do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at Abbott Laboratories. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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North Chicago, Illinois 


Pharmaceutical Preparations, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical industry

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $71K annually on average. Average pay is around $81K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Abbott Laboratories employees (35 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $95K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($109K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Chicago, Ill. ($103K), Santa Clara, Calif. (approximately $89K), and the company's headquarter city of North Chicago, Ill. (around $79K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $71K, Columbus, Ohio is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, New Jersey offers the highest pay at $114K annually.


Earning $88K per year on average, Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists receive the most money, followed by Regulatory Affairs Specialists ($86K), Process Engineers (about $84K), and Medical Devices Quality Engineers (around $77K). Near the bottom at Abbott Laboratories are Financial Analysts, pulling in an average of just approximately $65K.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $122K annually for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $110K on average. It pays to have a Doctorate (PhD) at Abbott Laboratories — these employees make the most at about $144K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Product Development; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $89K annually. A garden variety skill at Abbott Laboratories is Project Management; slightly less than one-fifth of Abbott Laboratories' people use it regularly. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only a third of workers at Abbott Laboratories enjoy paid vacation time, and just a quarter of workers can take 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 survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

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