Average pay for a Regulatory Affairs Associate Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $135K per year. With some bonuses approaching $30K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $19K, overall incomes of Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors spread between $95K and $175K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors survey respondents are women (73 percent). Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$92,491 - $164,066
MEDIAN: $134,843

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$92,491 - $164,066  
$4,834 - $29,895  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $19,392  
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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).
$94,665 - $174,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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

  • 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Inexperienced workers earn around $98K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $139K. Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $151K. Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $163K.

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Job Satisfaction

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


73 %
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 4%