Average Salary for Genzyme Corporation Employees

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Genzyme Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the biological product (except diagnostic) manufacturing sector, from Process Engineer to Staff Scientist. Compensation for Genzyme Corporation employees tends to be around $76K per year. What you do at the company influences pay for Genzyme Corporation workers the most, followed by your experience level and geography. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Genzyme Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Process Engineer (10)
$64,476 - $103,302  
[-]Process Engineer (10)
Salary$51,703 - $90,390  
Bonus$1,843 - $13,837  
Total Pay$64,476 - $103,302  
[+]Manufacturing Associate (5)
$26,412 - $83,555  
[+]Manufacturing Associate (5)
Bonus$309.21 - $5,782  
Total Pay$26,412 - $83,555  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist (4)
$37,010 - $78,763  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist (4)
Bonus$651 - $6,786  
Total Pay$37,010 - $78,763  
[+]Staff Scientist (4)
$54,548 - $143,187  
[+]Staff Scientist (4)
Salary$54,205 - $137,814  
Bonus$2,919 - $22,505  
Total Pay$54,548 - $143,187  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Medical Science Liaisons, Staff Scientists, Business Process Managers, and Validation Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $117K, the other salaries come in at around $93K, $84K, and $83K, respectively. At $62K, Process Engineers are among the lowest paid at Genzyme Corporation.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach about $68K. Overall, the greater share of Genzyme Corporation folks have five to nine years of experience and earn $70K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($84K per year) can be spotted in Natick; the company's headquarter city of Cambridge ($82K), Boston (approximately $75K), and Framingham (about $74K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $60K) in New York, one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Massachusetts, where salaries average out at $79K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make about $118K. Genzyme Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS), Industrial Engineering (IE) — these employees rake in around $133K per year.


Employees who count Strategic Marketing among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $109K. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one in six of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Biotechnology, and Process Improvement as well.

Benefits and Perks

Genzyme Corporation lets only two in five workers take paid vacation and only one in three workers take sick leave. Genzyme Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and almost all workers use this option to save for their retirement. Nearly all workers can count on health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Genzyme Corporation


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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