When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $150K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Novato, Calif. (about $98K), Vacaville, Calif. (approximately $90K), and San Rafael, Calif. ($86K) are the next top-paying cities.
Research Scientists rake in the most money, with average earnings of $100K annually; Marketing Operations Managers come in second with median earnings amounting to $87K, and Biotechnology Research Associates rank near the top as well (around $41K).
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $86K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $116K annually. The largest fraction of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $114K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers earn $205K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of $145K per year. Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in $150K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Contract Negotiation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $205K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. is Data Analysis; approximately one-fourth of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Molecular Biology as well.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 28 percent. A majority of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of workers, and for the larger part of respondents, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as stock options, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and free drinks.