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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 Director of Operations. An average Hospira, Inc. employee can expect to make $66K annually. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and your city are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Hospira, Inc. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Hospira, Inc. typically pays:
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About This Company

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045


Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Directors of Operations represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $170K per year — though Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors, IT Senior Project Managers, and Validation Engineers also do fairly well at about $145K, $117K, and around $76K, respectively. With salaries averaging $57K, Quality Assurance Coordinators are among the lowest paid at Hospira, Inc.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $60K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $67K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Hospira, Inc. employees (41 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $102K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($118K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; the company's headquarter city of Lake Forest, Ill. (approximately $97K), Austin, Texas ($69K), and Raleigh, N.C. (about $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Clayton, N.C. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $60K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $99K annually) in Illinois.

Certifications and Degrees

Citrix Certifed Enterprise Administrators have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $120K per year. Hospira, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in $149K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $76K per year. Quality Assurance / Quality Control also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

About one-half report receiving paid vacation days, but only 23 percent are paid for sick leave. To plan for old age, the vast majority of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Hospira, Inc.


42 %
58 %
$50,417 - $102,791
$57,314 - $121,406
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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