Regulatory Affairs Director Salary

Compensation for Regulatory Affairs Directors in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($130K). In the world of Regulatory Affairs Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $84K and $209K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $40K and $20K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Regulatory Affairs Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Directors (61 percent) who took the survey are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$83,184 - $182,699
$83K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $130,109
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$209K
Salary $83,184 - $182,699
Bonus $2,651 - $39,680
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,347
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).
)
$84,036 - $209,201
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 300

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Regulatory Affairs Director

All businesses must operate within parameters established by internal regulations and relevant laws. Some businesses, such as food production and medicine, are governed by more (and stricter) laws; for these organizations, it is especially important to ensure regulations are constantly and consistently followed. The director of regulatory affairs directs their organization's development of internal regulatory policies, and they monitor internal practices to ensure all of the organization's operations remain in compliance with government regulations. The director also work with regulatory agencies, as required, to address concerns. Additionally, most companies have a regulatory affairs committee, which the director of regulatory affairs coordinates.

Read More...

Regulatory Affairs Director Tasks

  • Advise the company on the regulatory aspects and climate that would affect proposed activities.
  • Serve as primary regulatory representative responsible for facilitating all regulatory agency interactions.
  • Provide appropriate communication and guidance to management and other internal functional areas responsible for submitting required regulatory documentation.
  • Develop company regulatory strategy.

Regulatory Affairs Director Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Director

Pay by Experience for a Regulatory Affairs Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Regulatory Affairs Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Regulatory Affairs Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Regulatory Affairs Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 179 salaries. A Regulatory Affairs Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 83 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $141,322

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Regulatory Affairs Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Regulatory Affairs Directors will also find cushy salaries in Irvine (+27 percent), Minneapolis (+24 percent), Houston (+24 percent), and San Diego (+20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 17 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (16 percent lower) and Washington (5 percent lower).

Regulatory Affairs Director Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Regulatory Affairs Director?

Regulatory Affairs Director in West Jordan:
"Know The Regs."
Don't bother getting an RAC unless you are working with pharmaceuticals.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Regulatory Affairs Director

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
30%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Director Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$141,000

Mid-Career
▼15%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Director Salaries

GMP Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$141,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%


Medical Devices
▼13%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 6%
ADVERTISEMENT