Regulatory Affairs Associate Salary

Regulatory Affairs Associates in the United States take home an average $60K annually. Cash earnings for Regulatory Affairs Associates — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $40K to approximately $86K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Regulatory Affairs Associates, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Associates (69 percent) who took the survey are female. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,527 - $84,953
$42K
$60K
$85K
MEDIAN: $59,544
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$16.07 - $37.31
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MEDIAN: $22.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,527 - $84,953  
   
Bonus
$428.94 - $8,047  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,515  
Total Pay (?
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$40,343 - $85,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.07 - $37.31  
   
Overtime
$24.08 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$428.94 - $8,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,515  
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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$40,343 - $85,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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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Regulatory Affairs Associates may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Regulatory Affairs Associate Director. The latter position pays an average of $126K annually. Regulatory Affairs Associates moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Regulatory Affairs Specialists or Regulatory Affairs Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $2K higher and $36K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Associate

Pay by Experience for a Regulatory Affairs Associate has a neutral trend. An entry-level Regulatory Affairs Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 270 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Regulatory Affairs Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Regulatory Affairs Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 28 salaries. A Regulatory Affairs Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 10 salaries.

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

Regulatory Affairs Associate in Warsaw:
"Am I worth a Damn?"
Pros: Relationship between coworkers. Knowing I work in an industry that helps save lives. I work in my hometown, close to where I live.
Cons: Management.

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 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Associate Salaries

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$59,000

Late-Career
▼3%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Associate Salaries

Project Management
▲2%

Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%