Regulatory Affairs Director Salary

Regulatory Affairs Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $136K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation for Regulatory Affairs Directors runs from $81K to $213K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $41K and profit sharing that can reach almost $22K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Women make up a slight majority of Regulatory Affairs Directors (54 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,916 - $180,954
MEDIAN: $135,789

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$77,916 - $180,954  
$2,966 - $41,010  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $21,639  
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).
$81,492 - $212,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 436
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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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Regulatory Affairs Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Medical Devices, and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Legal Compliance, Medical Devices, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Regulatory Affairs Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $100K per year. Regulatory Affairs Directors bring in $160K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $162K.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Director Salaries

National Average

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Medical Devices
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Legal Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.


54 %
46 %

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: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 3%