Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $59K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $69K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Electrical Engineers, Operations Managers, Electrical Engineers, and Retail Store Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $85K per year, the other salaries come in at approximately $80K, about $76K, and $62K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Bridgestone Americas are Auto Mechanics — the median salary for this role approaches about $53K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Akron, Ohio; the company's headquarter city of Nashville, Tenn. ($78K), Indianapolis, Ind. (approximately $78K), and Des Moines, Iowa (around $73K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($55K) in Trenton, S.C., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $81K per year) in Indiana.
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $81K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of $72K per year. Bridgestone Americas provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) — these employees rake in about $96K annually.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $81K per year. A common skill in Bridgestone Americas' work force is Microsoft Excel; about one in eight of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Bridgestone Americas gives paid vacation days to 37 percent and sick leave to 23 percent. A fair number of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Bridgestone Americas sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a company cell phone, and relocation expenses.