Average Salary for Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Employees

Novato, Calif.-based Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. hires for positions ranging from Senior Research Associate to Biotechnology Research Associate in the pharmaceutical preparations industry. People who work for Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. earn excellent salaries of around $94K annually. Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and your city are also considered. This report is based on responses to the PayScale 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
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National Data (?
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[-]Research Associate, Biotechnology (3)
$56,563 - $96,234  
[-]Research Associate, Biotechnology (3)
Salary$54,861 - $89,090  
Total Pay$56,563 - $96,234  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
$64,295 - $115,966  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
Salary$64,977 - $106,514  
Bonus$1,761 - $13,195  
Total Pay$64,295 - $115,966  
[+]Technical Operations Manager (2)
$92,115 - $181,602  
[+]Technical Operations Manager (2)
Salary$86,428 - $159,327  
Bonus$4,189 - $29,443  
Total Pay$92,115 - $181,602  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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About This Company

Novato, California 94949


Pharmaceutical Preparations, Biotechnology

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The highest paychecks go to Technical Operations Managers, who earn $122K, closely trailed by Senior Research Associates ($85K) and Biotechnology Research Associates (approximately $77K).

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $86K. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $75K. A typical employee has 10-19 years of experience and earns around $102K per year.


Residents of San Rafael pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $95K annually; other top-paying cities include San Francisco (around $90K) and the company's headquarter city of Novato (about $88K).

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $85K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $114K. A relatively widespread skill at Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. is Biotechnology; one in five of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Project Management, Clinical Research, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, the vast majority of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A majority of workers report receiving paid vacation days, but only 38 percent are paid for sick leave. Almost all employees report having health insurance, and nearly all workers report having dental coverage. Perks also include a company cell phone, a casual working environment, stock options, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc.


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
$71,885 - $93,167

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