Regulatory Affairs Associate Salary

Median pay for Regulatory Affairs Associates in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $57K per year. In the world of Regulatory Affairs Associates, overall income ranges from $38K near the bottom to $82K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Regulatory Affairs Associates make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,049 - $80,193

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$14.37 - $33.82

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,049 - $80,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,517  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $15,000  
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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$38,221 - $81,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $33.82  
   
Overtime
$22.63 - $41.43  
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 - $7,517  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $15,000  
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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$38,221 - $81,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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 who transition into a Regulatory Affairs Associate Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $117K per year. A common career progression for a Regulatory Affairs Associate is to become a Regulatory Affairs Specialist or a Regulatory Affairs Manager. Compared to Regulatory Affairs Associates, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $37K more.

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Regulatory Affairs Associates report a narrow range of specific skills. Regulatory Compliance and Microsoft Office are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.

Regulatory Affairs Associate Reviews

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 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Associate Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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