Average Salary for Biogen Idec Employees

Based in Cambridge, Mass.,biotechnology player Biogen Idec offers many employment opportunities, including Associate Research Scientist and Biotechnology Research Scientist positions. An average Biogen Idec employee can expect to make $80K annually. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and geography are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Biogen Idec. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 about $164K per year, though Assistant Director, Information Technologys are not far behind at $146K along with Senior Process Engineers ($121K) and Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists ($106K). Biogen Idec hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Associate Research Scientists (approximately $70K on average).

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $77K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $76K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Biogen Idec employees (37 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $122K annually on average.


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. (about $88K), Durham, N.C. (around $83K), and Cary, N.C. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Morrisville, N.C. is near the bottom for pay at $73K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Massachusetts, where they average to approximately $90K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at Biogen Idec have a Bachelor's Degree, earning around $150K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Clinical Research; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $170K annually. Molecular Biology is regularly seen around here; approximately one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Biotechnology, Project Management, and Data Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Biogen Idec sponsors. Perks cover health insurance for most respondents and dental coverage for a large number of workers. Biogen Idec folks also make good use of life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for Biogen Idec


36 %
64 %
$66,291 - $123,390
$51,543 - $136,039
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 15 votes.

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