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Regulatory Affairs Associate Salary

For Regulatory Affairs Associates, yearly average wages total $56K annually. 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 is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Regulatory Affairs Associates survey respondents are women (74 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,523 - $80,154
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,370
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$14.24 - $34.10
(Median)
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$21
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,523 - $80,154  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,729  
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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$37,692 - $82,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.24 - $34.10  
   
Overtime
$22.63 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,729  
   
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).
)
$37,692 - $82,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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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As Regulatory Affairs Associates transition into upper-level roles such as Regulatory Affairs Associate Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors earn $118K on average per year. The most common next step for a Regulatory Affairs Associate is to become a Regulatory Affairs Specialist or a Regulatory Affairs Manager. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $37K more per year.

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Professional skills reported by Regulatory Affairs Associates are few in number. Regulatory Compliance and Microsoft Office are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

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 70 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
8%
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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