Average Salary for Genzyme Corporation Employees

Operating out of Cambridge, Mass., biological product (except diagnostic) manufacturing company Genzyme Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Staff Scientist to Process Engineer. Genzyme Corporation pays its employees $84K annually on average. At Genzyme Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and geography each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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, Process Engineers, and Research Associates; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $136K per year, the other salaries come in at $93K, $77K, and approximately $77K, respectively. Financial compensation for Senior Research Associates is rather low — on average only about $67K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $78K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Genzyme Corporation people (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $77K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($89K annually) can be spotted in Framingham, Mass.; Seattle, Wash. (about $86K), the company's headquarter city of Cambridge, Mass. (approximately $86K), and Westborough, Mass. (around $80K) are the next top-paying cities. Waltham, Mass. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $68K. By state, Tennessee offers the highest pay at around $118K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $80K annually. The best paid folks at Genzyme Corporation have a Master of Science (MS), earning $98K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $92K annually. Data Analysis is a popular skill in the Genzyme Corporation workforce; one in four of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Research Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only a quarter of survey participants. A large number of workers save for retirement through Genzyme Corporation's 401(k) plan. The vast majority of workers can count on health insurance, and nearly all respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Genzyme Corporation


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$49,665 - $98,452
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
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