The FDA said Friday that it would authorize use of Pfizer's vaccine. From $50,000 to $200,000, here's how much you could make at the groundbreaking pharma giant.

  • On Friday, the FDA said it would authorize emergency use of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This would be the first coronavirus vaccine approved for use in the US. The US aims to vaccinate 100 million people by March.
  • Pfizer is the company behind popular drugs like Advil, Zoloft, Viagra, and Xanax, and has 701 jobs posted on LinkedIn as of Tuesday. 
  • Using data from the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Business Insider analyzed salary information for Pfizer employees, to provide a look at how the firm pays. 
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On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration said it would authorize Pfizer's vaccine for emergency use, making Pfizer's vaccine the first coronavirus vaccine approved in the US. The US hopes to vaccinate 100 million people by March.

At a market cap of $215 billion, Pfizer is a pharmaceuticals giant, responsible for medications such as Advil, Zoloft, Viagra, and Xanax. The company currently has 701 job openings posted on LinkedIn.

Business Insider analyzed visa applications filed with the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification to help you understand how much Pfizer pays employees. 

When a US firm hires a foreign or international employee, they have to disclose the salary they will hire the employee at. This number is sometimes provided as a range. In the lists below, we show salaries for Pfizer's active foreign-worker visas, most filed within the last three years. While data only represents employees hired from outside the US, and is not representative of Pfizer's employee population as a whole, it still provides a valuable look into a company who is making headlines for their progress in the coronavirus vaccine world. 

Pfizer hired four levels of scientist: associate scientist, scientist, principal scientist, and senior scientist. Pay ranged from $69,000 for an associate to $150,000 for principal and senior scientists.

Principal Computational Scientist: $90,500 – $150,900

Principal Scientist: $90,500 – $150,900

Scientist: $74,194 – $113,100

Scientist, Biology: $70,970 – $113,100

Senior Associate Scientist: $69,711 – $97,600

Senior Computational Geneticist: $90,500 – $150,900

Senior Scientist: $83,458 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Culture Process Development: $82,930 -  $132,000

Senior Scientist, Modeling and Simulation: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Process Development: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Biocatalysis Technology Group: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess R&D: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Cytokine Biology Immuno-Oncology: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Formulation Development: $90,000 – $150,000

Senior Scientist, Glycobiology: $82,659 – $108,000

Senior Scientist, High Context Imaging: $85,259 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry: $104,000

Senior Scientist, Translational Omics: $79,200 – $132,000

Pfizer's engineers were paid between $60,000 and $132,000.

GTX Engineer 1: $63,461 – $92,900

Principal Process Engineer: $84,800 – $141,300

Process Engineer – Operations Professional (CAPA): $58,600 – $97,600

Process Modeling Engineer: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Development Engineer: $74,693 – $117,900

Pfizer hired a few post-doctorate positions, at salaries between about $50,000 and $90,000.

Advanced Process Modeling Post-Doctoral Research Associate: $90,000

Postdoctoral Fellow: $49,192 – $80,000

Managers at Pfizer were paid anywhere between about $90,000 and $150,000

Management Account/Analyst: $90,062 – $126,000

Manager Clinical Pharmacology: $92,352 – $150,900

Manager Finance/SOM/ERP Delivery: $127,944 – $127,944

Manager of Biostatistics: $91,458 -  $150,900

Manager, Statistics: $111,946 – $198,100

Manager, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics: $85,779 – $150,900

Manager, Pharmacometrician: $93,538 – $150,900

Manager, Statistical Programming: $144,000.00

SAP ABAP Development Manager: $102,000 – $148,000

Pfizer paid directors a range of $118,900 to $198,100

Director, Transformational Leader: $118,900 – $198,100

Director, Global Market Access, I&I: $161,498.00

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