Technical Operations Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $122K per year — though Program Project Managers, Biotechnology Research Scientists, and Research Scientists also do fairly well at $119K, $103K, and approximately $97K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. are Biotechnology Research Associates — the median salary for this role approaches around $72K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $82K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. employees (43 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn approximately $91K per year on average.
Residents of San Rafael, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $97K annually; other top-paying cities include San Francisco, Calif. (about $94K) and the company's headquarter city of Novato, Calif. ($91K).
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn around $130K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $83K annually.
When it comes to skills, Regulatory Compliance seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $112K per year. A garden variety skill at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. is Project Management; just under one in three of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc.'s people use it regularly. Biotechnology, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; two-fifths of respondents get paid vacation days, and 31 percent receive paid sick leave. Most employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are a casual working environment, stock options, a company cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.