Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $60K annually. The largest fraction of Bridgestone Americas people (28 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn approximately $68K per year on average.
The highest paychecks go to Senior Financial Analysts, who earn an average $77K annually, closely trailed by Electrical Engineers (about $73K), Corporate Trainers ($73K), and Retail Store Managers (around $61K). On the lower end are Auto Mechanics at $44K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $94K per year) can be spotted in Augusta, Ga.; Akron, Ohio (around $85K), the company's headquarter city of Nashville, Tenn. ($77K), and Charlotte, N.C. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Aiken, S.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $61K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Bridgestone Americas' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Indiana earn the most, taking home $81K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make approximately $77K per year. Acquiring certification to be a State Inspection Licence is rewarded with median pay of $70K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Bridgestone Americas pays those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) the most — about $96K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $81K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Bridgestone Americas is Project Management, with approximately one in five considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Bridgestone Americas can sometimes lack paid time off; a third of survey participants get paid vacation days, and 23 percent receive paid sick leave. A strong majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most workers report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, relocation expenses, and flexible hours.