Average Salary for Hospira, Inc. Employees

Hospira, Inc. is a pharmaceutical preparations firm headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill. that hires for Research Scientist positions, Quality Assurance Engineer roles, and more. Hospira, Inc. employees bring home $66K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Hospira, Inc. employees is how long you've been working, though your city and your role at the company play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Hospira, Inc. Median Salary by Job


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Research Scientist
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 08 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
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About This Company

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045


Pharmaceutical Preparations

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $85K per year. The largest fraction of Hospira, Inc. people (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $65K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $96K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Lake Forest, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. (around $87K), Rocky Mount, N.C. (approximately $78K), and Mcpherson, Kan. ($63K) are the next top-paying cities. Wichita, Kan. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $61K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Hospira, Inc. employee makes $110K annually.


Research Scientists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $79K per year; Associate Research Scientists, Quality Managers, and Assistant Research Scientists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $76K, $67K, and about $65K, respectively. Quality Assurance Engineers at Hospira, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $60K on average) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $110K annually for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $108K per year on average. Employees who have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) make the most here, hauling in $96K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Team Leadership among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $153K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the Hospira, Inc. workforce; nearly one-seventh of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Microsoft Office, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Hospira, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 18 percent and sick leave to one in four respondents. The vast majority of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of workers also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at Hospira, Inc. are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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Key Stats for Hospira, Inc.


37 %
63 %
$55,149 - $94,428
$55,173 - $112,274

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for Hospira, Inc.

  1. Lake Forest, Illinois
  2. Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  3. McPherson, Kansas
  4. Chicago, Illinois
  5. Wichita, Kansas

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