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Average Salary for Genzyme Corporation Employees

Based in Cambridge, Mass.,biological product (except diagnostic) manufacturing player Genzyme Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Process Engineer and Staff Scientist positions. The median salary at Genzyme Corporation is $83K annually. Your role at the company influences pay for Genzyme Corporation workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Genzyme Corporation typically pays:
above market
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Employer: Genzyme Corporation
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About This Company

500 Kendall Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing, Biotechnology


Genzyme Corp

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Associate Director Quality Assurances are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $143K per year; Staff Scientists, Account Managers, and Senior Financial Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $93K, about $81K, and approximately $73K, respectively. Near the bottom at Genzyme Corporation are Compliance Specialists, pulling in an average of just $48K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $66K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $79K per year. The largest slice of the Genzyme Corporation workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $98K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($98K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Natick, Mass. ($84K), Framingham, Mass. ($79K), and the company's headquarter city of Cambridge, Mass. (about $78K) are the next top-paying cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in around $114K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Regulatory Compliance; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $98K per year. Data Analysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a little less than one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Biotechnology, Project Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Genzyme Corporation; the company rewards only 29 percent with paid vacation time and only one in five respondents with sick leave. Almost all survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of employees and dental coverage for nearly all workers. Genzyme Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Genzyme Corporation


49 %
51 %
$54,248 - $92,852
$57,684 - $114,851
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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