Average Salary for Biogen Idec Employees

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Biogen Idec offers a range of employment opportunities in the biotechnology, from Associate Research Scientist to Research Scientist. Employees at Biogen Idec make $80K annually on average. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Biogen Idec, but how long you've been working and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. 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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The highest average salaries go to Information Technology Directors, who bring in close to around $164K per year, though Senior Process Engineers are not far behind at $121K along with Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists ($106K) and Research Scientists (about $85K). Among the lower-paid positions at Biogen Idec are Associate Research Scientists — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $70K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $79K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $76K per year. Overall, the greater share of Biogen Idec folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $107K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($102K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; the company's headquarter city of Cambridge, Mass. ($87K), Durham, N.C. (about $82K), and Cary, N.C. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Massachusetts offers the highest pay at about $90K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Biogen Idec provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in around $120K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $150K annually. Biotechnology is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-fifth of Biogen Idec's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Molecular Biology, Project Management, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all respondents report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of employees also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Biogen Idec


34 %
66 %
$60,820 - $120,500
$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.
$64,854 - $175,841

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