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. An average Genzyme Corporation employee can expect to make $83K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Genzyme Corporation employees is your job title, though how long you've been working and where you live play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Genzyme Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: Genzyme Corporation
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[-]Process Engineer (8)
$53,763 - $100,424  
[-]Process Engineer (8)
Salary$50,750 - $90,861  
Bonus$1,693 - $13,175  
Total Pay$53,763 - $100,424  
[+]Staff Scientist (5)
$58,491 - $148,087  
[+]Staff Scientist (5)
Salary$54,706 - $132,810  
Bonus$2,025 - $21,559  
Total Pay$58,491 - $148,087  
[+]Manufacturing Associate (5)
$38,911 - $84,073  
[+]Manufacturing Associate (5)
Bonus$387.95 - $6,084  
Total Pay$38,911 - $84,073  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (4)
$45,478 - $102,066  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (4)
Salary$47,946 - $96,481  
Bonus$1,100 - $9,411  
Total Pay$45,478 - $102,066  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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 represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $143K per year — though Medical Science Liaisons, Staff Scientists, and Account Managers also do fairly well at $117K, about $93K, and approximately $81K, respectively. Genzyme Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Compliance Specialists ($48K on average).

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $66K annually. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $79K per year.


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

Certifications and Degrees

At Genzyme Corporation, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at $114K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Regulatory Compliance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $98K per year. Data Analysis is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than a fifth of Genzyme Corporation's people use it regularly. 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 22 percent with sick leave. To plan for old age, almost all survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Almost all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for nearly all respondents also include dental insurance. Genzyme Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and relocation expenses.

Key Stats for Genzyme Corporation


46 %
54 %
$54,045 - $93,656
$50,335 - $116,212
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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