Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $124K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors (55 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,818 - $151,451

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$77,818 - $151,451  
   
Bonus
$4,792 - $26,365  
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $11,661  
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$79,557 - $167,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Job Description for Regulatory Affairs Associate Director

Regulatory affairs associate directors are responsible for the regulation process for products which require governmental approval. They generally handle all government interactions for a company or client and work to ensure that all required documents and forms are submitted properly; other tasks may involve developing various procedures to ensure the regulatory compliance of products.

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Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Tasks

  • Collaborate with departments to collect and review information regarding compliance.
  • Attend and provide guidance on compliance during research, development, and manufacturing meetings.
  • Lead projects and teams to meet regulatory requirements, including collecting data to file or register.
  • Design and conduct trainings on rules and regulations.

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Affairs Associate Director


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For Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Regulatory Affairs Director.

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Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Associate Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $108K per year. Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $143K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $149K.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$135,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 2%
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