Technical Operations Managers earn the highest median pay at approximately $122K annually, followed by Program Project Managers ($119K), Biotechnology Research Scientists (around $103K), and Research Scientists ($97K). Biotechnology Research Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $72K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $85K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $92K annually.
Residents of San Rafael, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $97K per year; other top-paying cities include San Francisco, Calif. ($94K) and the company's headquarter city of Novato, Calif. (around $90K).
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn about $130K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $80K.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $119K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; just under a third deem it necessary for work. Biotechnology, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc.; the company rewards only 37 percent with paid vacation time and only 30 percent with sick leave. Most employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. provides health insurance to a large number of respondents, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, stock options, a subsidized cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.