Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Earnings for Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States come in at around $97K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Regulatory Affairs Managers range from $63K on the low end to $141K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $15K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Regulatory Affairs Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Regulatory Affairs Managers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$62,026 - $131,376
$62K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,715
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90%

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$23.10 - $63.03
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$41
$63
MEDIAN: $41.33
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,026 - $131,376  
   
Bonus
$1,999 - $20,065  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,205  
Commission
$1,500  
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).
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$63,217 - $140,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 491
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.10 - $63.03  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,999 - $20,065  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,205  
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).
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$63,217 - $140,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Regulatory Affairs Manager

The regulatory affairs manager is tasked with reviewing internal policies that usually relating to the manufacture, testing, marketing, and reliability of products to ensure that they are safe to use and work as intended. The regulatory affairs manager must keep abreast of legislative developments in the countries or regions in which a company distributes its products or services. Using this knowledge, the regulatory affairs manager examines all aspects of production, from discovery to distribution, to ensure compliance with regulatory statutes. Depending on the size and scope of the business, the regulatory affairs manager may need to maintain a complete understanding of many different regulatory processes of state, national, and/or international bodies.

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Regulatory Affairs Manager Tasks

  • Oversee preparation, data, testing procedures, and compliance aspects of proposals and reports.
  • Investigate and report adverse events, compliance violations and similar problems.
  • Work directly with departments and project personnel to ensure compliance and inform of updates to regulations.
  • Ensure that projects and proposals meet all relevant guidelines, standards, and regulatory rules, conducting research where needed.

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Affairs Manager


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Regulatory Affairs Managers do not often transition into Regulatory Affairs Director roles. The role averages $127K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Manager


Survey results suggest that Regulatory Affairs Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Quality Assurance / Quality Control as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Research Analysis and Legal Compliance also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pay by Experience for a Regulatory Affairs Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Regulatory Affairs Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 149 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Regulatory Affairs Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Regulatory Affairs Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 173 salaries. A Regulatory Affairs Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 57 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,998

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Regulatory Affairs Managers will find that Cambridge offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Regulatory Affairs Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+29 percent), Houston (+25 percent), St. Louis (+21 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). Regulatory Affairs Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Regulatory Affairs Managers in Phoenix bring in salaries that are 58 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Washington (25 percent lower) and Chicago (5 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Regulatory Affairs Manager

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$100,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries



National Average
$100,000



Legal Compliance
▼14%

Research Analysis
▼30%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 7%
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