Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salary

Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($125K) per year. In the world of Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $81K and $171K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $29K and $20K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance.

$78,911 - $152,732
(Median)
$79K
$130K
$150K
MEDIAN: $125,413
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Salary
$78,911 - $152,732  
   
Bonus
$4,913 - $28,767  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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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$80,847 - $171,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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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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 $123K.

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $118K. Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors see a median salary of $144K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $151K.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$138,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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