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Average Salary for Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Employees

Operating out of Novato, California, pharmaceutical preparations company Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Research Associate to Biotechnology Research Associate. Pay is high at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. where employees can expect to earn an average of $95K annually. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc., but your role at the company and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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.
[-]Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals (2)
$60,037 - $146,611  
[-]Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals (2)
Salary$66,061 - $131,456  
Total Pay$60,037 - $146,611  
[+]Research Associate, Biotechnology (2)
$50,954 - $94,994  
[+]Research Associate, Biotechnology (2)
Total Pay$50,954 - $94,994  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
$64,361 - $116,809  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
Salary$65,709 - $107,694  
Bonus$1,924 - $14,295  
Total Pay$64,361 - $116,809  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Details

Novato, California 94949


Pharmaceutical Preparations, Biotechnology

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $81K. Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns about $86K. By and large, the biggest segment of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc.'s workforce (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and take home around $102K per year.


Typically, Pharmaceutical Project Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at approximately $95K; Senior Research Associates and Biotechnology Research Associates also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $85K and $77K, respectively.


Residents of San Rafael pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $95K annually; other top-paying cities include San Francisco ($91K) and the company's headquarter city of Novato (approximately $88K).

Certifications and Degrees

Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $85K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Regulatory Compliance among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $101K. One of the more prevalent skills at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. is Project Management, with nearly one-fourth considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Biotechnology, Engineering Design, and Clinical Research.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of workers do get paid time off for vacation, but only 38 percent get paid sick time. Nearly all workers save for retirement through Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for almost all workers and dental coverage for the vast majority of workers. Perks also include a company cell phone, a casual working environment, stock options, and life insurance.

Key Stats

48 %
52 %
$69,043 - $97,180
$71,015 - $96,816
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
$71,885 - $93,167

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