Average Salary for Biogen Idec Employees

Biogen Idec is a biotechnology firm headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. that hires for Associate Research Scientist positions, Biotechnology Senior Research Scientist roles, and more. An average Biogen Idec employee can expect to make $87K per year. At Biogen Idec, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Biogen Idec Median Salary by Job


Associate Research Scientist
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Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology
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Operations Manager
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 03 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
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About This Company

14 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142


Biotechnology, Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $65K annually. Average pay is around $82K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $97K annually on average.


Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists earn the highest median pay at about $100K per year, followed by Operations Managers (approximately $87K), Clinical Trial Associates ($71K), and Associate Research Scientists (about $64K).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Durham, N.C. (around $90K), the company's headquarter city of Cambridge, Mass. (approximately $73K), and Morrisville, N.C. ($70K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the firm, employees working in Massachusetts take home the most — $88K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Regarding salaries and education, Biogen Idec pays those with a Master of Science (MS) the most — around $74K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Strategic Planning; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $137K annually. Folks here also tend to know Data Analysis; on the survey, just under one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Biotechnology, Project Management, and Clinical Research.

Benefits and Perks

Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Nearly all respondents receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, stock options, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for Biogen Idec


46 %
54 %
$45,958 - $86,472
$61,277 - $136,524

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for Biogen Idec

  1. Boston, Massachusetts
  2. Cambridge, Massachusetts
  3. Durham, North Carolina
  4. Morrisville, North Carolina

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