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Average Salary for Merck & Co., Inc. Employees

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Updated: 19 Apr 2014
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Merck & Co., Inc.
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pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical preparations
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Merck, Merck & Co Inc, Merck And Co., Inc, Merck Chemicals
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), dba Merck Sharp & Dohme, MSD outside the United States and Canada, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Merck headquarters is located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. The company was established in 1891 as the United States subsidiary of the German ...
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How This Employer Pays
Merck & Co., Inc. typically pays its employees
above market
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above market
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 103 Merck & Co., Inc. votes.
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Employer: Merck & Co., Inc.
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[-]Research Scientist (15)
$65,931 - $126,742  
[-]Research Scientist (15)
Salary$65,931 - $119,599  
Bonus$1,532 - $13,702  
Total Pay$65,931 - $126,742  
[+]Principal Scientist (9)
$96,904 - $165,500  
[+]Principal Scientist (9)
Salary$88,628 - $147,548  
Bonus$3,498 - $24,812  
Total Pay$96,904 - $165,500  
[+]Chemical Engineer (8)
$53,996 - $112,194  
[+]Chemical Engineer (8)
Salary$53,942 - $103,325  
Bonus$1,278 - $16,706  
Total Pay$53,996 - $112,194  
[+]Administrative Assistant (7)
$30,279 - $71,351  
[+]Administrative Assistant (7)
Salary$33,676 - $72,182  
Bonus$152.73 - $4,337  
Total Pay$30,279 - $71,351  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 355

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Salary:$68,345 - $105,176 $76,224 - $124,608
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Top Degrees
Bachelor's Degree
127 salaries
$55,294 - $132,797
Doctorate (PhD)
34 salaries
$90,500 - $183,500
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
24 salaries
$54,100 - $152,508
Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Biology
18 salaries
$45,691 - $136,912
Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Chemical Engineering
12 salaries
$67,218 - $141,914

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