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Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salary

Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $125K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women make up a slight majority of Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors (54 percent) survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$76,000 - $151,864
MEDIAN: $125,025

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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.
$76,000 - $151,864  
$4,868 - $28,953  
Profit Sharing
$7,500 - $13,500  
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).
$76,025 - $171,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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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.


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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Although many Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors transition into Regulatory Affairs Director roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $122K.

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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 earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $117K per year. Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $144K. Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $150K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


54 %
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 2%