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Average Salary for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Employees

Headquartered in New York City, New York, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry industry, from Research Scientist to District Sales Manager. Those interested in boosting their bank account turn to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, where salaries climb well into six-figure range and average pay approaches $101K. Though where you live and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

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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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 (12)
$67,898 - $113,394  
[-]Research Scientist (12)
Salary$63,320 - $101,696  
Bonus$-0.50 - $14,899  
Total Pay$67,898 - $113,394  
[+]Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology (9)
$85,798 - $177,417  
[+]Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology (9)
Salary$81,694 - $151,902  
Bonus$5,067 - $28,850  
Total Pay$85,798 - $177,417  
[+]Research Scientist, Biotechnology (8)
$51,195 - $134,353  
[+]Research Scientist, Biotechnology (8)
Salary$52,818 - $121,497  
Bonus$1,304 - $15,373  
Total Pay$51,195 - $134,353  
[+]Associate Research Scientist (8)
$44,089 - $94,111  
[+]Associate Research Scientist (8)
Salary$44,374 - $91,332  
Bonus$847 - $17,904  
Total Pay$44,089 - $94,111  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Details

New York City, New York 10154


Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Bristol Myers Squibb Co

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Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $121K; District Sales Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $110K, followed by Senior Research Scientists earning around $106K and Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives making $105K. Associate Research Scientists make about $65K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


Median pay is highest in Plainsboro (approximately $122K annually), followed by Princeton ($115K), Hopewell (approximately $104K), and Seattle (about $100K). Tampa ranks low on the pay scale — at around $66K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New Jersey, where they average to $105K per year.

Years of Experience

A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of $80K. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $69K. By and large, the biggest segment of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's workforce (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and take home around $107K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make $143K. Bigger paychecks are awarded to ASQ Certified Quality Auditor s with credentials; these people typically earn $130K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a medical degree; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company awards approximately $228K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $126K. Folks here also tend to know Biotechnology; on the survey, close to a sixth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know 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. The vast majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all workers, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats

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

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