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Average Salary for Hospira, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Hospira, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical preparations, from Quality Assurance Supervisor to Financial Analyst. Employees at Hospira, Inc. make $66K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Hospira, Inc. employees is your job title, though your city and how long you've been working play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Hospira, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Quality Assurance Supervisor (3)
$44,200 - $92,455  
[-]Quality Assurance Supervisor (3)
Salary$45,168 - $88,703  
Total Pay$44,200 - $92,455  
[+]Financial Analyst (3)
$46,440 - $75,099  
[+]Financial Analyst (3)
Salary$46,968 - $72,190  
Bonus$842 - $7,359  
Total Pay$46,440 - $75,099  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
$64,708 - $226,419  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
Salary$66,153 - $187,669  
Bonus$13,448 - $60,990  
Profit Disbursement$2,078 - $36,858  
Total Pay$64,708 - $226,419  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Associate (3)
$39,959 - $74,283  
[+]Regulatory Affairs Associate (3)
Total Pay$39,959 - $74,283  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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Lake Forest, Illinois 60045


Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Directors of Operations, Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors, Team Lead, Operationss, and IT Senior Project Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $170K per year, the other salaries come in at $145K, $120K, and $117K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $60K, Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at Hospira, Inc.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $119K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; the company's headquarter city of Lake Forest, Ill. ($97K), Austin, Texas ($69K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. Clayton, N.C. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $60K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $100K per year) in Illinois.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $60K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $67K per year. The largest slice of the Hospira, Inc. workforce (41 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $104K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Citrix Certifed Enterprise Administrator certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $120K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. It pays to have a Doctorate (PhD) at Hospira, Inc. — these employees make the most at approximately $149K annually.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $76K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than one-fifth of Hospira, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all respondents save for retirement through Hospira, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Although the firm compensates approximately one-half for vacation days, it only pays one in four survey participants for sick time. At Hospira, Inc., most employees have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Hospira, Inc.


42 %
58 %
$46,000 - $108,090
$57,144 - $121,889
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 24 votes.
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