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Average Salary for Biogen Idec Employees

Cambridge, Mass.-based Biogen Idec hires for positions ranging from Associate Research Scientist to Research Scientist in the biotechnology. A salary of $80K per year is the median rate at Biogen Idec. The most important factor affecting pay for Biogen Idec employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Biogen Idec typically pays:
11%
above market
Similar employers pay:
5%
above market
Similar companies include:
Amgen Corporation, Nova Biomedical
Employer: Biogen Idec
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About This Company

14 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

2003

Biotechnology, Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing


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Jobs

Information Technology Directors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $164K annually; Senior Process Engineers, Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists, and Research Scientists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $121K, $106K, and approximately $73K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Biogen Idec are Associate Research Scientists — the median salary for this role approaches $72K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $77K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $74K annually. The largest slice of the Biogen Idec workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $94K per year.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; the company's headquarter city of Cambridge, Mass. (about $86K), Durham, N.C. ($82K), and Cary, N.C. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $71K) in Raleigh, N.C., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Biogen Idec pays its Massachusetts employees the most; the pay rate there is $88K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Biogen Idec awards approximately $89K to these degree-holders.

Skills

The highest-paying skill to have may be People Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $150K annually. A common skill in Biogen Idec's work force is Molecular Biology; a little less than one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Biotechnology, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all employees use it to save for retirement. At Biogen Idec, a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Biogen Idec

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %
Salary
$60,200 - $100,000
Salary
$52,398 - $135,046
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
$61,042 - $174,086
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