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 $79K annually is the median rate at Biogen Idec. For the most part, employee paychecks at Biogen Idec fluctuate depending on your role at the company; how long you've been working and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

14 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142


Biotechnology, Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing

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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.

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Key Stats for Biogen Idec


37 %
63 %
$60,000 - $101,736
$51,253 - $135,711
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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