Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($136K) annually in the United States. Total cash compensation for Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors runs from $90K to $177K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $30K and profit sharing that can reach almost $34K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Female Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. For the most part, Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$87,893 - $164,161
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MEDIAN: $135,619
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$87,893 - $164,161  
   
Bonus
$2,970 - $29,761  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $33,935  
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$90,188 - $176,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Affairs Associate Director


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Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors who take on a higher-level position such as Regulatory Affairs Director may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Regulatory Affairs Directors on average bring home $126K.

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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 a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $96K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $140K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $151K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $162K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Regulatory Affairs Associate Director

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
051
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$148,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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