Regulatory Affairs Associate Salary
Regulatory Affairs Associates in the United States pull down an average of $59K per year. Overall incomes of Regulatory Affairs Associates generally bottom out at around $39K and peak near $86K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $8K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Regulatory Affairs Associates survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Associates claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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.Read More...
A bachelor's degree in a relevant technical field is generally required for this position, as is relevant experience. Regulatory affairs associates also must have knowledge of standards, regulations, and protocols relevant to the company's field. The associate must have exceptional communication skills, be detail-oriented, and have excellent multitasking skills. Additionally, they need to be proficient in electronic document management systems, publishing systems, and various technical software programs related to the mission and technical focus of the company. It is also important that they are proficient in standard office software.
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
Regulatory Affairs Associates may progress into high-paying roles like Regulatory Affairs Associate Director, where median compensation is $125K annually. Typical career progression for a Regulatory Affairs Associate involves becoming a Regulatory Affairs Manager or a Regulatory Affairs Specialist, roles that pay $36K more and $3K 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 $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $68K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Regulatory Affairs Associates bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $58K on average.