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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, from Research Scientist to Executive Director. Workers at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $102K. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Research Scientist (11)
$70,957 - $135,127  
[-]Research Scientist (11)
Salary$69,290 - $125,342  
Bonus$-0.50 - $14,899  
Total Pay$70,957 - $135,127  
[+]Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology (10)
$106,711 - $168,512  
[+]Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology (10)
Salary$101,524 - $146,983  
Bonus$3,272 - $47,423  
Total Pay$106,711 - $168,512  
[+]Associate Research Scientist (7)
$43,870 - $92,668  
[+]Associate Research Scientist (7)
Salary$44,328 - $85,998  
Bonus$700 - $28,609  
Total Pay$43,870 - $92,668  
[+]Research Scientist, Biotechnology (6)
$69,109 - $143,519  
[+]Research Scientist, Biotechnology (6)
Salary$65,704 - $129,390  
Bonus$2,249 - $17,147  
Total Pay$69,109 - $143,519  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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New York City, New York 10154


Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Bristol Myers Squibb Co

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Bringing in the most money are Executive Directors — their earnings average $245K per year. Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists are a close second at approximately $121K along with Senior Research Scientists (around $120K) and Biotechnology Research Scientists (about $102K). Earning only $55K on average, Knowledge Analysts make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($114K annually) can be spotted in Princeton, N.J.; Hopewell, N.J. (about $104K), New Brunswick, N.J. (around $103K), and Seattle, Wash. ($100K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Tampa, Fla. — at $57K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New Jersey, where the average Bristol-Myers Squibb Company employee makes $106K per year.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $79K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $68K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $109K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

ASQ Certified Quality Auditors are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $130K per year. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $122K on average. The best paid folks at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company have a Bachelor of Science in Physics & Mathematics, earning $130K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Regulatory Compliance; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $130K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; one-sixth deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Biotechnology, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has room for improvement — only 29 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. To plan for old age, a large number of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of survey participants, and a large number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company folks also make good use of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


56 %
44 %
$58,984 - $115,954
$59,229 - $134,110
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 26 votes.
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