Information Technology Directors earn the highest median pay at $164K per year, followed by Senior Process Engineers ($121K), Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists (around $106K), and Research Scientists ($73K). Associate Research Scientists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $70K.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $74K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $80K per year. Overall, the greater share of Biogen Idec folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $107K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; the company's headquarter city of Cambridge, Mass. ($85K), Durham, N.C. (about $82K), and Cary, N.C. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Biogen Idec workers in Massachusetts earn the most — $87K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $89K per year.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $150K annually. Molecular Biology is a popular skill among Biogen Idec workers, with roughly one in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Biotechnology, Project Management, and Data Analysis as well.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Most workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.