Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States take home an average $88K annually. Total incomes of Regulatory Affairs Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $17K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $56K and $137K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. More than half of Regulatory Affairs Managers (64 percent) survey participants are women.

$56,835 - $122,490
(Median)
$57K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,544
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$17.24 - $64.34
(Median)
$17
$26
$64
MEDIAN: $26.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,835 - $122,490  
   
Bonus
$9.86 - $19,532  
Profit Sharing
$875 - $16,500  
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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$56,356 - $136,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 606
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.24 - $64.34  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$9.86 - $19,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$875 - $16,500  
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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$56,356 - $136,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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

  • 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.
  • Oversee preparation, data, testing procedures, and compliance aspects of proposals and reports.
  • Investigate and report adverse events, compliance violations and similar problems.

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Affairs Manager


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Many Regulatory Affairs Managers move into a Regulatory Affairs Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $123K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Manager


Survey takers who work as Regulatory Affairs Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with People Management and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Regulatory Compliance is a skill commonly found among those who know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Manager

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


For many Regulatory Affairs Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $73K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $90K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $101K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $116K on average.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 26%


National Average
$93,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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