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Average Salary for Genzyme Corporation Employees

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Genzyme Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the biological product (except diagnostic) manufacturing industry, from Process Engineer to Staff Scientist. Genzyme Corporation generally pays its employees $76K per year. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Genzyme Corporation, but your experience level and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Genzyme Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: Genzyme Corporation
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[-]Process Engineer (8)
$54,867 - $100,096  
[-]Process Engineer (8)
Salary$49,003 - $87,666  
Bonus$1,823 - $11,491  
Total Pay$54,867 - $100,096  
[+]Manufacturing Associate (5)
$12,128 - $78,856  
[+]Manufacturing Associate (5)
Bonus$305.02 - $5,903  
Total Pay$12,128 - $78,856  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist (4)
$36,857 - $80,115  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist (4)
Bonus$619 - $6,401  
Total Pay$36,857 - $80,115  
[+]Staff Scientist (4)
$56,134 - $145,430  
[+]Staff Scientist (4)
Salary$55,471 - $140,760  
Bonus$3,424 - $20,231  
Total Pay$56,134 - $145,430  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Genzyme Corporation Details

500 Kendall Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing, Biotechnology


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Bringing in the most money are Medical Science Liaisons — their earnings average $117K. Staff Scientists are a close second at around $93K along with Business Process Managers (about $84K) and Validation Engineers (approximately $83K). Financial compensation for Process Engineers is rather low — only $62K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $68K. A typical employee has five to nine years of experience and earns approximately $70K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $84K per year) can be spotted in Natick; the company's headquarter city of Cambridge ($82K), Boston ($75K), and Framingham (about $74K) are the next top-paying cities. New York is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $60K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Massachusetts, where they average to $79K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $118K for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Those with a Master of Science (MS), Industrial Engineering (IE) at Genzyme Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach $133K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Strategic Marketing in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $109K. A garden variety skill at Genzyme Corporation is Project Management; around one in six of Genzyme Corporation's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Data Analysis, Biotechnology, and Process Improvement.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Genzyme Corporation gives paid vacation days to two in five workers and sick leave to one in three workers. Almost all employees save for retirement through Genzyme Corporation's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for almost all workers and dental coverage for a strong majority of workers. Genzyme Corporation also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

49 %
51 %
$53,975 - $92,168
$52,851 - $100,827
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 21 votes.

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