Earning $136K annually on average, Medical Science Liaisons receive the most money, followed by Staff Scientists (approximately $93K), Quality Control Analysts ($75K), and Research Associates ($73K). Compliance Specialists make an average around $48K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $115K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; the company's headquarter city of Cambridge, Mass. (around $88K), Boston, Mass. (approximately $84K), and Framingham, Mass. ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. Waltham, Mass. is near the bottom for pay at about $68K. Within the firm, employees working in Washington take home the most — $108K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $78K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $70K annually. Overall, the greater share of Genzyme Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $97K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn approximately $83K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $80K per year. Genzyme Corporation workers who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are also well compensated, earning around $96K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Research Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $91K annually. A common skill in Genzyme Corporation's work force is Biotechnology; just under a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Data Analysis, Project Management, and Molecular Biology.
Benefits and Perks
Only a quarter of workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Genzyme Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and almost all respondents use this option to save for their retirement. The vast majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and the vast majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.