Average Salary for Hospira, Inc. Employees

Hospira, Inc. is a pharmaceutical preparations firm headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill. that hires for Quality Assurance Engineer positions, Research Scientist roles, and more. Employees at Hospira, Inc. make $65K per year on average. Though your experience level and your city do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Hospira, Inc. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Lake Forest, Illinois 60045


Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Directors of Operations rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $175K annually; Research Scientists come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $92K, while Assistant Research Scientists and Quality Assurance Engineers rank near the top as well ($65K and $62K, respectively). Near the bottom at Hospira, Inc. are Associate Research Scientists, pulling in an average of just about $53K.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $72K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $63K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $108K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; the company's headquarter city of Lake Forest, Ill. (around $94K), Rocky Mount, N.C. ($73K), and Wichita, Kan. ($68K) are the next top-paying cities. Raleigh, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $60K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Hospira, Inc. the most — $130K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Citrix Certifed Enterprise Administrators, who make about $120K per year. Employees who have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) make the most here, hauling in approximately $94K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report People Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $110K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Hospira, Inc. is Quality Assurance / Quality Control; nearly one in six of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Hospira, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; two in five employees get paid vacation days, and a fifth of employees receive paid sick leave. The vast majority of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). At Hospira, Inc., most respondents have health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for Hospira, Inc.


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60 %
$41,217 - $97,663
$54,469 - $113,755
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 19 votes.

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