Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salary

Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $127K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation to Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors bottoms out near $81K and approaches $171K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $27K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$78,576 - $157,066
MEDIAN: $126,911

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National Salary Data (?
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$78,576 - $157,066  
$4,839 - $27,494  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,473  
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).
$80,872 - $170,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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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 go on to become Regulatory Affairs Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Regulatory Affairs Director, an upper-level role, pays $124K.

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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. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $104K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $146K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $156K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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 24 votes.


63 %
37 %

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: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 3%