Bringing in the most money are Business Relationship Managers — their earnings average about $113K per year. Senior Electrical Engineers are a close second at around $85K along with Operations Managers ($80K) and Electrical Engineers ($76K). Financial compensation for Auto Mechanics is rather low — on average only $53K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Bridgestone Americas for between five and 10 years earn approximately $69K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $58K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $83K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) can be spotted in Akron, Ohio; the company's headquarter city of Nashville, Tenn. ($79K), Indianapolis, Ind. ($78K), and Aiken, S.C. (around $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Muscatine, Iowa is near the bottom for pay at about $50K. By state, Bridgestone Americas employees make the most in Indiana, earning $81K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach $81K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $72K on average. It pays to have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Bridgestone Americas — these employees make the most at approximately $96K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $82K per year. Microsoft Office is regularly seen around here; one in eight of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Troubleshooting.
Benefits and Perks
36 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in four respondents get sick leave. A fair number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for most respondents, and for a large number of respondents, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.