Average Salary for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Employees

Headquartered in New York City, N.Y., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry industry, from Research Scientist to District Sales Manager. Lucky workers at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company can expect salaries well into the six-figure range ($101K). Bristol-Myers Squibb Company paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though where you live and how long you've been working are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company typically pays:
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Employer: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Research Scientist (13)
$68,185 - $132,832  
[-]Research Scientist (13)
Salary$63,886 - $123,137  
Bonus$-0.50 - $14,795  
Total Pay$68,185 - $132,832  
[+]Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology (9)
$84,335 - $174,864  
[+]Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology (9)
Salary$81,998 - $157,266  
Bonus$4,073 - $28,174  
Total Pay$84,335 - $174,864  
[+]Research Scientist, Biotechnology (8)
$52,537 - $133,807  
[+]Research Scientist, Biotechnology (8)
Salary$52,010 - $121,735  
Bonus$1,329 - $15,891  
Total Pay$52,537 - $133,807  
[+]Associate Research Scientist (8)
$45,459 - $92,786  
[+]Associate Research Scientist (8)
Salary$46,690 - $87,208  
Bonus$1,088 - $87,939  
Total Pay$45,459 - $92,786  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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About This Company

New York City, New York 10154


Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Bristol Myers Squibb Co

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Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists rake in the most money, with average earnings of $121K; District Sales Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to about $110K, while Senior Research Scientists and Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives rank near the top as well (around $106K and approximately $105K, respectively). On the lower end are Associate Research Scientists at $65K.


Median pay is highest in Plainsboro ($122K annually), followed by Princeton ($115K), Hopewell ($104K), and Seattle ($100K). Expected earnings are below average (around $66K) in Tampa, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — about $105K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $69K. Average pay is typically $80K for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $107K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $143K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to ASQ Certified Quality Auditors with credentials; these people typically earn about $130K per year. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company compensates medical degree-holders the most at $228K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Leadership among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $126K. One of the more prevalent skills at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is Biotechnology, with approximately one-sixth considering it a key competency. Key skills also include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Benefits and Perks

36 percent receive paid vacation, and only a quarter of workers get sick leave. Almost all workers report contributing to a 401(k). Almost all employees can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


50 %
50 %
$59,247 - $118,536
$62,525 - $121,362
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

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