Average Salary for Hospira, Inc. Employees

Based in Lake Forest, Ill.,pharmaceutical preparations player Hospira, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Research Scientist and Quality Assurance Engineer positions. The median income for Hospira, Inc. employees is $66K annually. Though your city and what you do at the company are influential salary factors for those at Hospira, Inc., how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Lake Forest, Illinois 60045


Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Years of Experience

Average pay is $76K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Hospira, Inc. people (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $65K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Lake Forest, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. ($87K), Rocky Mount, N.C. (about $75K), and Austin, Texas (approximately $67K) are the next top-paying cities. Raleigh, N.C. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $57K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Illinois, where the average Hospira, Inc. employee makes around $91K annually.


Research Scientists earn the highest median pay at $79K per year, followed by Associate Research Scientists (about $76K), Quality Managers ($67K), and Assistant Research Scientists (approximately $65K). Quality Assurance Coordinators at Hospira, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($57K on average) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $120K annually for Microsoft Certified IT Professional : Enterprise Administrators, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Hospira, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) — these employees rake in about $95K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be People Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $115K annually. Quality Assurance / Quality Control also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one in six of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

37 percent have paid vacation, and only about 23 percent can take paid time off for illness. Nearly all employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for a fair number of workers, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include life insurance, gym membership, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Hospira, Inc.


38 %
62 %
$58,723 - $94,324
$53,431 - $112,274
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
$51,064 - $88,437
$54,981 - $108,090
$91,349 - $119,108
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

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