Average Salary for Hospira, Inc. Employees

Lake Forest, Ill.-based Hospira, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Research Scientist to Quality Assurance Engineer in the pharmaceutical preparations. Hospira, Inc. employees bring home $66K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Hospira, Inc. employees is your experience level, though geography and your role at the company play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Hospira, Inc. Median Salary by Job


Research Scientist
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Process Engineer
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Associate Research Scientist
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Quality Manager
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
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Lake Forest, Illinois 60045


Pharmaceutical Preparations

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $76K annually. The largest fraction of Hospira, Inc. people (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $65K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Lake Forest, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. ($85K), Rocky Mount, N.C. ($75K), and Austin, Texas (approximately $69K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Wichita, Kan. at $61K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to around $91K per year.


Earning approximately $79K annually on average, Research Scientists receive the most money, followed by Associate Research Scientists ($76K), Quality Managers ($67K), and Assistant Research Scientists (about $65K). Near the bottom at Hospira, Inc. are Quality Assurance Engineers, pulling in an average of just $62K.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $108K per year. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $78K annually. Hospira, Inc. workers who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are also well compensated, earning about $96K on average.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Product Development; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $110K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Hospira, Inc. workers, with close to one-seventh of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Data Analysis, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Project Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 18 percent. The vast majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of respondents and dental coverage for a strong majority of employees. Perks also include life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for Hospira, Inc.


38 %
62 %
$55,643 - $93,795
$55,045 - $109,980

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$55,300 - $92,500
$62,738 - $66,566
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
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