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Regulatory Affairs Director Salary (United States)

Average pay for Regulatory Affairs Directors in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($142K). Total incomes of Regulatory Affairs Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $41K from bonuses and close to $21K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $76K and $209K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$73,148 - $175,459
MEDIAN: $130,417
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National Salary Data

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$73,148 - $175,459  
$2,905 - $40,975  
Profit Sharing
$4,069 - $20,687  
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).
$75,853 - $208,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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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.
Regulatory Affairs Director Tasks
  • Provide appropriate communication and guidance to management and other internal functional areas responsible for submitting required regulatory documentation.
  • Develop company regulatory strategy.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Regulatory Affairs Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $91K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $111K. Regulatory Affairs Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $155K. Regulatory Affairs Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $158K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Regulatory Affairs Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Regulatory Affairs Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+26 percent), Houston (+24 percent), Philadelphia (+23 percent), and San Diego (+7 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Job Satisfaction

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 4%