Average Salary for Baxter Healthcare Corporation Employees

Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxter Healthcare Corporation hires for positions ranging from Medical Writer to Senior Marketing Manager in the health care sector. The average Baxter Healthcare Corporation employee earns $79K per year. Though geography and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
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[-]Medical Writer (11)
$78,426 - $85,659  
[-]Medical Writer (11)
Salary$72,617 - $79,464  
Bonus$5,797 - $6,247  
Total Pay$78,426 - $85,659  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Associate (6)
$33,862 - $89,106  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Associate (6)
Salary$40,258 - $84,725  
Bonus$295.41 - $6,887  
Total Pay$33,862 - $89,106  
[+]Senior Marketing Manager (5)
$89,011 - $192,981  
[+]Senior Marketing Manager (5)
Salary$84,376 - $160,497  
Bonus$5,904 - $33,239  
Profit Disbursement$3,485 - $14,817  
Total Pay$89,011 - $192,981  
[+]Senior Executive Assistant (4)
$38,262 - $86,739  
[+]Senior Executive Assistant (4)
Salary$38,571 - $77,512  
Bonus$252.40 - $6,375  
Total Pay$38,262 - $86,739  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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About This Company

Deerfield, Illinois 60015


Health care, Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus


Baxter Healthcare

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Senior Marketing Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $132K; Senior Principal Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $118K, followed by Quality Managers earning $98K and Medical Writers making about $76K. At around $55K, Senior Executive Assistants are among the lowest paid at Baxter Healthcare Corporation.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $125K annually) can be spotted in Denver; Los Angeles ($94K), Chicago (approximately $93K), and Round Lake (around $78K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Thousand Oaks; in fact, at $72K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $115K per year) in Colorado.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Baxter Healthcare Corporation for between five and ten years earn $73K on average. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $62K. The largest fraction of Baxter Healthcare Corporation people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $102K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $121K for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Salaries typically rise to about $105K per year for accredited Lean Six Sigma Certifications. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration at Baxter Healthcare Corporation — these employees make the most at $114K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Regulatory Compliance; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $98K. A garden variety skill at Baxter Healthcare Corporation is Project Management; just under a third of Baxter Healthcare Corporation's people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Office, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 42 percent receiving paid vacation and 31 percent receiving paid sick days. Nearly all workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Almost all employees can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Baxter Healthcare Corporation folks also make good use of a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Baxter Healthcare Corporation


46 %
54 %
$50,043 - $97,517
$56,139 - $109,351
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

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