The Gilead U.S. Total Rewards Program

At Gilead, Being Here Matters.

Working at Gilead is not just a job; it’s a shared passion for addressing unmet medical needs for patients facing life-threatening diseases around the world. At Gilead, being here matters and we are committed to providing employees with a competitive Total Rewards package to support you in managing your overall health and financial well-being.

Our Total Rewards program includes competitive base salary and incentive compensation, stock awards, an employee stock purchase plan, health and welfare benefits, a 401(k) savings plan with a company match that vests immediately, and other valuable benefits, such as paid time off and wellness programs.

Compensation: Base Pay, Bonus, Stock Awards and Recognition Program

Linking pay to company and individual performance is central to Gilead's continued success. Our Total Rewards program allows you to see your compensation increase when you and the company perform well.

Gilead offers both competitive base pay and several forms of incentive compensation. All Gilead employees are eligible for a bonus, except those on commission plans. Gilead offers each U.S. regular employee a stock award at the time of hire. After the new hire grant, additional stock awards may be granted annually according to your individual performance. Finally, the Values at Work cash awards program recognizes employees who demonstrate Gilead's core values of integrity, accountability, excellence and teamwork.


Gilead’s benefit offerings are designed to promote your overall health and financial well-being.

Savings and Retirement Benefits: 401(k), ESPP

Planning for your future financial well-being is important, and Gilead has two programs to help support you in saving for your future. The 401(k) plan includes a matching contribution of 100% of your contribution, up to a maximum of $10,000 a year. Gilead's matching contributions vest immediately.

Gilead's Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) is available to all U.S. employees. When you participate in the plan, you can elect to contribute 1% to 15% of your pay (subject to IRS limits) to purchase Gilead stock at a discount. At the time of purchase, you will benefit from a minimum purchase discount of 15%.

Health and Welfare Benefits

All regular U.S. employees working 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health coverage. Your spouse or domestic partner and your dependent children through age 25 are eligible dependents under Gilead's benefit plans. Coverage begins on your date of hire. We offer rich medical plans with several coverage options. We offer vision care and a dental plan that covers preventive, routine, major restorative and orthodontia care. We also provide life, accidental death and dismemberment, and short- and long-term disability coverage. Finally, Gilead offers health and dependent care reimbursement programs that allow you to set aside a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified health and dependent care expenses. We also offer a Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees enrolled in the High Deductible Health plan. The HSA allows you to save and use pre-tax dollars for short and long term healthcare expenses. Gilead also contributes money to this account.

Complementing the medical plans, Wellness at Gilead offers an array of services that help you achieve and maintain optimal health, including biometric screenings, wellness seminars, fitness classes and health assessment tools.

Time Off

Gilead offers a competitive time off program to help you stay rested and balanced throughout the year. Employees receive 13 company-paid holidays (including an annual year-end shutdown) and 15 vacation days each year.

Additional Benefits

Back-up Care Options

The program supports employees when they experience a temporary interruption in normal child care, elder care, or other care arrangements and need to get to work. Center-based and in-home care is available 24/7 for loved ones of any age, in any U.S. location, whether they are healthy or mildly ill. Gilead covers the majority of costs and provides up to 80 hours of care per year.

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Employees and their families are eligible to receive EAP services. Benefit services include financial, legal, pre-retirement, elder care and child care consultations, as well as clinical counseling.

Tuition Reimbursement

Employees can receive up to $5,250 per year to pursue undergraduate, graduate or certificate courses at an accredited college or university.