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Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salary

Compensation for Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($125K). Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. For the most part, Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. 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.

$77,858 - $151,238
MEDIAN: $125,180

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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.
$77,858 - $151,238  
$5,042 - $29,056  
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$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).
$78,487 - $171,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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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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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 $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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $118K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. On average, Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors make $144K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $151K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


54 %
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 2%