Average Regulatory Affairs Associates in the United States make around $59K per year. Incomes of Regulatory Affairs Associates vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $8K cause paychecks to spread between $40K on the low end and $85K on the high end. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Regulatory Affairs Associates who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Regulatory Affairs Associates, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,438 - $84,101
$41K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,309
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$15.27 - $36.24
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$22
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,438 - $84,101  
   
Bonus
$407.22 - $7,889  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
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$39,880 - $85,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $36.24  
   
Overtime
$24.19 - $58.47  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$407.22 - $7,889  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,880 - $85,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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Job Description for Regulatory Affairs Associate

The regulatory affairs associate is typically responsible for overseeing regulatory compliance and issues for their firm. This may include representing the regulatory branch of the company at meetings, overseeing technical documentation, and conveying the subject of that documentation to other staff. Preserving quality standards is the most important function of this job; this may include internal and external audits, as well as the development of reports related to performance metrics. The associate should be able to maintain relevant databases, as well as the disseminate promotional materials. The associate also helps maintain the appropriate information on any needed labeling (such as pharmaceutical labeling) for their company's products. This job typically takes place in an office setting during regular business hours, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the business.

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Regulatory Affairs Associate Tasks

  • Prepare, review, and file regulatory documents.
  • Research and make recommendations on regulatory policy.
  • Support company in regulatory matters.
  • Evaluate compliance with regulatory policy and procedures.

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Affairs Associate


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For Regulatory Affairs Associates, progressing to a Regulatory Affairs Associate Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Regulatory Affairs Associate Director can earn $125K annually. Typical career progression for a Regulatory Affairs Associate involves becoming a Regulatory Affairs Specialist or a Regulatory Affairs Manager, roles that pay $3K more and $36K more on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $56K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Regulatory Affairs Associates with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $58K.

Regulatory Affairs Associate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Regulatory Affairs Associate?

Regulatory Affairs Associate in Boston:
"Great Rewarding Work."
Pros: My field is relatively new; I work in observational research, which means there is little regulation in the US, and the regulations in Europe require a great deal of interpretation. I like that my job requires a great deal of critical thinking, and the days are constantly changing.
Cons: Because the field is so new, and my division is growing so fast, I find myself completing a lot of tasks that are out of scope, including operations work that is not billed to our clients.

Regulatory Affairs Associate in Cincinnati:
"Hard Work For A Good Cause."
Pros: The company, the atmosphere and I literally learn something new everyday.
Cons: Repetitive.

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Key Stats for Regulatory Affairs Associate

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Associate Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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