Regulatory Affairs Director Salary

On average, Regulatory Affairs Directors in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($130K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash earnings of Regulatory Affairs Directors range from $82K on the low end to $211K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $40K and $30K, respectively. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Regulatory Affairs Directors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Regulatory Affairs Directors. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$81,379 - $184,096
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$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $129,651
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$81,379 - $184,096  
   
Bonus
$1,600 - $39,548  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,590  
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$81,970 - $211,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 303

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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.

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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.

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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: $140,919

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

For Regulatory Affairs Directors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 50 percent greater than the national average. Regulatory Affairs Directors will also find cushy salaries in Irvine (+27 percent), Minneapolis (+25 percent), Houston (+24 percent), and San Diego (+21 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (16 percent lower) and Washington (5 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Regulatory Affairs Director

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Director Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$141,000

Mid-Career
▼15%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Director Salaries

GMP Compliance
▲1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$141,000


Medical Devices
▼13%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 6%