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Average Salary for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Employees

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a pharmaceutical industry firm headquartered in New York City, N.Y. that hires for Research Scientist positions, Executive Director roles, and more. Generous compensation can be found at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; employee salaries often surpass six figures and average pay comes to $103K annually. Your job title influences pay for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company workers the most, followed by where you live and your experience level. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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New York City, New York 10154


Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Bristol Myers Squibb Co

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The highest average salaries go to Executive Directors, who bring in close to approximately $245K per year, though Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists are not far behind at $121K along with Senior Research Scientists (around $120K) and Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives (about $105K). With salaries averaging $63K, Associate Research Scientists are among the lowest paid at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($114K annually) can be spotted in Princeton, N.J.; New Brunswick, N.J. (approximately $107K), Hopewell, N.J. ($104K), and Seattle, Wash. (about $100K) are the next top-paying cities. Tampa, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at $57K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company employees make the most in New Jersey, earning $108K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $67K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for between five and 10 years earn approximately $81K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $109K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

ASQ Certified Quality Auditors receive bigger paychecks (around $130K per year) than those without credentials. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $121K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Physics & Mathematics; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company awards about $130K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Regulatory Compliance seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $130K per year. A garden variety skill at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is Project Management; approximately one-sixth of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Biotechnology, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 29 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company sponsors a 401(k) program, and most survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all respondents, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


56 %
44 %
$59,010 - $116,430
$59,598 - $135,875
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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