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Average Salary for Hospira, Inc. Employees

Hospira, Inc. is a pharmaceutical preparations firm headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois that hires for Quality Assurance Supervisor positions, Director of Operations roles, and more. Hospira, Inc. employees typically bring home $67K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Hospira, Inc. employees is your job title, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Hospira, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Hospira, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Quality Assurance Supervisor (3)
$44,427 - $90,085  
[-]Quality Assurance Supervisor (3)
Salary$45,885 - $86,616  
Total Pay$44,427 - $90,085  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
$68,241 - $230,095  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
Salary$69,548 - $187,587  
Bonus$8,754 - $59,538  
Profit Disbursement$2,011 - $40,435  
Total Pay$68,241 - $230,095  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Associate (3)
$40,064 - $75,053  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Associate (3)
Salary$40,493 - $76,121  
Total Pay$40,064 - $75,053  
[+]Executive Administrative Assistant (2)
$35,059 - $70,838  
[+]Executive Administrative Assistant (2)
Total Pay$35,059 - $70,838  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Hospira, Inc. Details

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045


Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Directors of Operations are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $170K; Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors are next on the list, bringing in close to $145K, followed by IT Senior Project Managers earning $117K and Quality Control Supervisors making about $75K. Regulatory Affairs Associates at Hospira, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($61K) at the company.

Years of Experience

Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach around $73K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $59K. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Hospira, Inc. people (48 percent) have been in their field for 10-19 years and earn about $109K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $110K per year) can be spotted in Chicago; the company's headquarter city of Lake Forest (around $99K), Clayton ($73K), and Austin ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. Rocky Mount is near the bottom for pay at approximately $66K. Across Hospira, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Illinois earn the most, taking home $102K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $115K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of around $110K per year. Employees who have a Doctorate (PhD) make the most here, hauling in about $149K annually.


When it comes to skills, Risk Management / Risk Control seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $115K. Quality Assurance / Quality Control also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only half of workers receiving paid vacation and one in four workers receiving paid sick days. The vast majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Hospira, Inc. sponsors. At Hospira, Inc., a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Hospira, Inc. are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats

43 %
57 %
$41,217 - $109,927
$61,298 - $124,221
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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