Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $91K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $69K per year. Overall, the greater share of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $102K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K per year) can be spotted in Princeton, N.J.; Redwood City, Calif. (about $98K), Lawrenceville, N.J. ($96K), and New Brunswick, N.J. (approximately $90K) are the next top-paying cities. Tampa, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $63K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New Jersey, where the average salary is about $101K annually.
Senior Research Scientists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $120K per year — though Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists, Pharmaceuticals Sales Representatives, and Biotechnology Research Scientists also do fairly well at $119K, $105K, and around $101K, respectively. Associate Research Scientists at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $72K on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Pharmacist certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $145K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $136K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company pays those with a Doctorate (PhD) the most — $163K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Regulatory Compliance; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $134K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among Bristol-Myers Squibb Company workers, with nearly one in six of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Biotechnology, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company gives paid vacation days to 31 percent and sick leave to a quarter of respondents. Most respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for most survey participants. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.