Medical Science Liaisons are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $136K annually on average; Biotechnology Research Scientists are next on the list, bringing in close to around $99K, followed by Staff Scientists earning $93K and Biotechnology Research Associates making $78K. Genzyme Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Process Engineers (about $67K on average).
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $78K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Genzyme Corporation employees (44 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $79K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Cambridge, Mass.; Framingham, Mass. ($91K), Ridgefield, N.J. ($87K), and Seattle, Wash. (about $86K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $78K, Boston, Mass. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Tennessee; salaries there average to about $118K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Genzyme Corporation workers who hold a Master of Science (MS) are also well compensated, earning $98K on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $95K per year. Data Analysis is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about a fourth of Genzyme Corporation's people use it regularly. Biotechnology, Research Analysis, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Genzyme Corporation has room for improvement — only 22 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. A solid majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Almost all survey participants report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.