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Average Salary for Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Employees

Novato, Calif.-based Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. hires for positions ranging from Senior Research Associate to Research Scientist in the pharmaceutical preparations. Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. employees can expect to earn a comfortable salary, with average pay hovering around $95K per year. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. workers, followed by your experience level and your city. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Research Associate, Biotechnology (3)
$55,568 - $92,001  
[-]Research Associate, Biotechnology (3)
Salary$57,919 - $89,200  
Total Pay$55,568 - $92,001  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
$64,651 - $117,778  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
Salary$65,072 - $107,469  
Bonus$1,592 - $13,883  
Total Pay$64,651 - $117,778  
[+]Research Scientist (2)
$55,558 - $126,829  
[+]Research Scientist (2)
Salary$55,116 - $118,071  
Total Pay$55,558 - $126,829  
[+]Program Project Manager (2)
$67,016 - $165,776  
[+]Program Project Manager (2)
Salary$67,596 - $148,813  
Total Pay$67,016 - $165,776  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Novato, California 94949


Pharmaceutical Preparations, Biotechnology

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Technical Operations Managers earn the highest median pay at $122K annually, followed by Program Project Managers ($119K), Biotechnology Research Scientists ($103K), and Research Scientists (approximately $97K). On the lower end are Biotechnology Research Associates at about $77K on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $75K per year. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $88K annually.


Residents of San Rafael, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $97K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Novato, Calif. ($91K) and San Francisco, Calif. (around $90K).

Certifications and Degrees

At Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at about $80K.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Operations Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $119K annually. Biotechnology also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; slightly less than a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Project Management, Data Analysis, and Regulatory Compliance were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

One-half of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only 35 percent get sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and almost all survey participants use it to save for retirement. Almost all respondents receive health insurance, and almost all workers get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, stock options, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc.


48 %
52 %
$69,531 - $96,329
$71,942 - $112,869
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
$71,216 - $91,208
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