Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $79K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $70K per year. The largest fraction of Biogen Idec people (38 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $126K annually on average.
Assistant Director, Information Technologys are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $146K per year; Senior Process Engineers, Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists, and Operations Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $121K, approximately $116K, and $99K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $73K, Associate Research Scientists are among the lowest paid at Biogen Idec.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Durham, N.C. ($90K), Cary, N.C. (about $85K), and the company's headquarter city of Cambridge, Mass. (around $82K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Massachusetts, where salaries average out at $96K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Regarding salaries and education, Biogen Idec pays those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) the most — about $132K.
Employees who count Clinical Research among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $170K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; about a fifth consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Biotechnology, Data Analysis, and Molecular Biology.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most employees receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, stock options, and a stock purchase plan.