The highest paychecks go to Directors of Operations, who earn an average around $170K per year, closely trailed by Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors ($145K), IT Senior Project Managers (about $117K), and Paralegals ($71K). Near the bottom at Hospira, Inc. are Financial Analysts, pulling in an average of just $60K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $119K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; the company's headquarter city of Lake Forest, Ill. (about $86K), Austin, Texas (around $69K), and Raleigh, N.C. (approximately $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Rocky Mount, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at $57K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Hospira, Inc. the most — $130K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $61K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $69K per year. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $104K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $120K per year for Microsoft Certified IT Professional : Enterprise Administrators; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD); Hospira, Inc. awards $149K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $85K annually. Quality Assurance / Quality Control is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than a fifth of Hospira, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Hospira, Inc. gives paid vacation to half of employees and paid sick leave to one in four survey participants. Almost all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.