Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salary

Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($126K) annually in the United States. With some bonuses approaching $26K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $21K, overall incomes of Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors spread between $80K and $168K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Women make up a slight majority of Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors (57 percent) survey respondents.

$79,077 - $153,498

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$79,077 - $153,498  
$3,179 - $26,100  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,640  
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$79,785 - $168,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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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Many Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors move into a Regulatory Affairs Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Regulatory Affairs Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors.

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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 do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $111K per year. For Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $146K. Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $153K.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


57 %
43 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%