Average Salary for Hospira, Inc. Employees

Lake Forest, Ill.-based Hospira, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Quality Assurance Supervisor to Director of Operations in the pharmaceutical preparations sector. Hospira, Inc. employees typically bring home $67K per year. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and your city are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Hospira, Inc. 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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[-]Regulatory Affairs Associate (4)
$41,918 - $78,943  
[-]Regulatory Affairs Associate (4)
Salary$41,017 - $77,003  
Total Pay$41,918 - $78,943  
[+]Financial Analyst (3)
$46,751 - $75,120  
[+]Financial Analyst (3)
Salary$46,636 - $71,406  
Bonus$737 - $8,113  
Total Pay$46,751 - $75,120  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
$65,765 - $228,398  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
Salary$68,601 - $188,095  
Bonus$8,999 - $65,598  
Profit Disbursement$2,120 - $28,863  
Total Pay$65,765 - $228,398  
[+]Quality Assurance Supervisor (3)
$44,257 - $90,421  
[+]Quality Assurance Supervisor (3)
Salary$45,876 - $86,534  
Total Pay$44,257 - $90,421  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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About This Company

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045


Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Directors of Operations are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $170K; Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors are next on the list, bringing in close to around $145K, followed by IT Senior Project Managers earning $117K and Quality Control Supervisors making approximately $75K. Near the bottom at Hospira, Inc. are Regulatory Affairs Associates, pulling in just $61K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $59K. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $73K. Overall, the greater share of Hospira, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $109K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $110K per year) can be spotted in Chicago; the company's headquarter city of Lake Forest ($99K), Clayton (about $73K), and Austin (approximately $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Rocky Mount is near the bottom for pay at around $66K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Illinois, where they average to $102K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $115K for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Salaries typically rise to approximately $110K per year for accredited Certified Six Sigma Black Belts. Hospira, Inc. compensates Doctorate (PhD)-holders the most at $149K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Risk Management / Risk Control; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $115K. Quality Assurance / Quality Control is a popular skill in the Hospira, Inc. workforce; about a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Hospira, Inc.; the company rewards only half of workers with paid vacation time and only one in four workers with sick leave. Nearly all workers save for retirement through Hospira, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. The greater part of workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. Hospira, Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Hospira, Inc.


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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