Average Salary for Abbott Laboratories Employees

North Chicago, Ill.-based Abbott Laboratories hires for positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in the pharmaceutical preparations. A salary of $82K annually is the median rate at Abbott Laboratories. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Abbott Laboratories workers, followed by how long you've been working and geography. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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North Chicago, Illinois 


Pharmaceutical Preparations, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical industry

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The highest average salaries go to Engineering Project Managers, who bring in close to approximately $117K per year, though Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists are not far behind at $89K along with Manufacturing Engineers (about $80K) and Research Scientists ($75K). Among the lower-paid positions at Abbott Laboratories are Financial Analysts — the median salary for this role approaches $59K.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $83K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $72K 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, $100K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. (around $110K), Abbott Park, Ill. (approximately $100K), and the company's headquarter city of North Chicago, Ill. ($92K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Chicago, Ill.; in fact, at $81K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $98K annually) in California.

Certifications and Degrees

SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9s have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $120K per year. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $110K annually. Abbott Laboratories workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $127K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Product Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $99K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; approximately one in five consider it a key competency. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Abbott Laboratories can sometimes lack paid time off; 29 percent get paid vacation days, and 23 percent receive paid sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of survey participants, and for a fair number of workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

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