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Average Salary for Genzyme Corporation Employees

Cambridge, Mass.-based Genzyme Corporation hires for positions ranging from Process Engineer to Staff Scientist in the biological product (except diagnostic) manufacturing. A salary of $83K annually is the median rate at Genzyme Corporation. For the most part, employee paychecks at Genzyme Corporation fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; how long you've been working and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Associate Director Quality Assurances, Staff Scientists, Account Managers, and Senior Financial Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $143K per year, the other salaries come in at $93K, approximately $81K, and $73K, respectively. Genzyme Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Compliance Specialists ($48K on average).

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $79K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $66K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $98K annually.


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

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at Genzyme Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning approximately $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 about $98K per year. Data Analysis is a popular skill among Genzyme Corporation workers, with slightly less than one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Biotechnology, Project Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 29 percent receiving paid vacation and one in five respondents receiving paid sick days. Almost all survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. For nearly all workers, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of employees get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Genzyme Corporation


49 %
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$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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