Years of Experience
Average pay is around $67K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $62K per year. The largest fraction of Bridgestone Americas people (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $78K annually on average.
The highest average salaries go to Mechanical Engineers, who bring in close to $80K per year, though Operations Managers are not far behind at about $80K along with Senior Financial Analysts (approximately $77K) and Electrical Engineers ($73K). Among the lower-paid positions at Bridgestone Americas are Auto Mechanics — the median salary for this role approaches about $44K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $81K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Nashville, Tenn.; Akron, Ohio (around $80K), Charlotte, N.C. ($75K), and Bellevue, Wash. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Muscatine, Iowa ranks low on the pay scale — at around $52K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Tennessee take home the most — $79K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $95K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Engineer in Training is rewarded with median pay of $77K per year. It pays to have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Bridgestone Americas — these employees make the most at approximately $102K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $91K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one-seventh of Bridgestone Americas' people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Operations Management were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Bridgestone Americas can sometimes lack paid time off; 29 percent get paid vacation days, and a fifth of survey participants receive paid sick leave. A fair number of employees participate in a 401(k) program. Bridgestone Americas provides health insurance to most employees, and a large number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, relocation expenses, and a subsidized cell phone.