Regulatory Affairs Associate Salary

Pay for Regulatory Affairs Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark of $58K per year. In the world of Regulatory Affairs Associates, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $84K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration 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. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Regulatory Affairs Associates. Most Regulatory Affairs Associates survey respondents are women (75 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,594 - $81,942
(Median)
$41K
$58K
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MEDIAN: $58,340
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$14.50 - $34.92
(Median)
$14
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$35
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,594 - $81,942  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,110  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$38,520 - $83,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $34.92  
   
Overtime
$22.82 - $38.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,110  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$38,520 - $83,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Affairs Associate


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Regulatory Affairs Associates sometimes assume positions such as Regulatory Affairs Managers. That role pays $93K per year on average. A common career progression for a Regulatory Affairs Associate is to become a Regulatory Affairs Specialist or a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist. Compared to Regulatory Affairs Associates, the first group earns $4K more on average, and the second group earns $31K more.

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Typical Regulatory Affairs Associates report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Regulatory Compliance, and Microsoft Office can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office and Regulatory Compliance.

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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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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Associate Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 7%

National Average
$56,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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