Corporate Strategy Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $130K per year on average; Business Relationship Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $113K, followed by Senior Electrical Engineers earning approximately $81K and Mechanical Engineers making about $68K. Territory Sales Managers at Bridgestone Americas do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($27K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $75K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $58K per year. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $82K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $89K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Nashville, Tenn.; Indianapolis, Ind. ($81K), Atlanta, Ga. ($80K), and Oakland, Calif. (about $80K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $54K, Des Moines, Iowa is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Tennessee, where they average to around $83K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $130K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders with credentials; these people earn $63K annually on average. Bridgestone Americas workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) are also well compensated, earning about $66K on average.
In this position, it pays to have Account Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $114K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, close to an eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Operations Management, Project Management, and Customer Service as well.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Bridgestone Americas gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of respondents and sick leave to a quarter of employees. A large number of employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Most respondents receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, relocation expenses, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.