Average Salary for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Employees

New York City, N.Y.-based Bristol-Myers Squibb Company hires for positions ranging from Research Scientist to Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in the pharmaceutical industry. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company employees bring home the big bucks — six-figure salaries are common, and average pay approaches $104K per year. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though your city and your experience level are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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New York City, New York 10154


Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Preparations

Bristol Myers Squibb Co

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Earning $240K per year on average, Executive Directors receive the most money, followed by Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists (around $121K), Senior Research Scientists (approximately $120K), and Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives ($105K). Among the lower-paid positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company are Associate Research Scientists — the median salary for this role approaches about $66K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($114K annually) can be spotted in Princeton, N.J.; New Brunswick, N.J. ($112K), Hopewell, N.J. (approximately $107K), and Seattle, Wash. (about $99K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Tampa, Fla.; in fact, at around $56K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company workers in New Jersey earn the most — $107K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $88K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $66K per year. The largest slice of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company workforce (42 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $108K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Pharmacists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $135K per year. On average, salaries rise to approximately $130K annually for accredited ASQ Certified Quality Auditors. At Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at around $134K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Regulatory Compliance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $131K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; around one in six deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Biotechnology, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Only 28 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Most workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, most respondents have health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and stock options.

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Key Stats for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


57 %
43 %
$58,474 - $118,216
$56,573 - $140,404
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 23 votes.

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