Regulatory Affairs Associate Director Salary

Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $127K) surpassing six figures annually. 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 $27K and $20K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors (63 percent) who took the survey are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Regulatory Affairs Director. Median pay for Regulatory Affairs Directors is $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.

For Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $104K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $133K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors make a median salary of $146K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $156K.

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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%