Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Average Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States make around $97K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Regulatory Affairs Managers can bottom out near $62K or peak near $141K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women make up the majority of Regulatory Affairs Managers (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most Regulatory Affairs Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$61,574 - $130,584
$62K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,174
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50%
90%

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$22.96 - $63.87
$23
$31
$64
MEDIAN: $31.10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,574 - $130,584  
   
Bonus
$2,013 - $20,173  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$62,004 - $140,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.96 - $63.87  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,013 - $20,173  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$62,004 - $140,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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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While not commonly seen, Regulatory Affairs Managers who transition into a Regulatory Affairs Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Regulatory Affairs Directors is $127K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Manager


Regulatory Affairs Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 who know Project Management also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Manager

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $86K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $98K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $112K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $106K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,908

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

For Regulatory Affairs Managers, working in the bustling city of Cambridge has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Regulatory Affairs Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+29 percent), Houston (+26 percent), St. Louis (+21 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Regulatory Affairs Managers is geography, with workers in Phoenix earning a whopping 58 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 25 percent less in Washington and 5 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Regulatory Affairs Manager

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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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 49 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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