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, from Staff Scientist to Process Engineer. The median salary at Genzyme Corporation is $85K per year. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Genzyme Corporation workers, followed by where you live and your experience level. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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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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.

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Key Stats for Genzyme Corporation


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