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Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States take home an average $87K per year. Total cash compensation for Regulatory Affairs Managers runs from $56K to $137K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K and profit sharing that can reach almost $18K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Regulatory Affairs Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,368 - $122,795
(Median)
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,156
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$16.34 - $73.40
(Median)
$16
$26
$73
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,368 - $122,795  
   
Bonus
$491.32 - $19,369  
Profit Sharing
$760 - $17,754  
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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$56,106 - $136,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 584
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $73.40  
   
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
$491.32 - $19,369  
   
Profit Sharing
$760 - $17,754  
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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$56,106 - $136,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Manager


Job skills reported by Regulatory Affairs Managers are limited. Most notably, facility with People Management and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Project Management and Regulatory Compliance are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Regulatory Affairs Managers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $73K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $90K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $101K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $119K on average.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 27%


National Average
$93,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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