Bringing in the most money are Business Relationship Managers — their earnings average around $113K annually. Senior Financial Analysts are a close second at about $79K along with Operations Managers ($77K) and Mechanical Engineers ($75K). Territory Sales Managers make an average $27K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $81K per year) can be spotted in Akron, Ohio; the company's headquarter city of Nashville, Tenn. ($79K), Indianapolis, Ind. (approximately $74K), and Aiken, S.C. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $40K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Tennessee, where the average Bridgestone Americas employee makes around $78K annually.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $71K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $56K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $81K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $130K annually for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Microsoft Certified Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $80K per year. Bridgestone Americas provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) — these employees rake in $133K annually.
When it comes to skills, C# seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $108K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; around a seventh deem it necessary for work. Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Customer Relationship Management were also reported by many survey participants.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
38 percent receive paid vacation, and only a quarter of employees get sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Bridgestone Americas provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of survey participants participate. Perks cover health insurance for most survey participants and dental coverage for most workers. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.