Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

The average Regulatory Affairs Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $95K annually. In the world of Regulatory Affairs Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $63K and $141K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Regulatory Affairs Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Managers (63 percent) who took the survey are women. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$62,096 - $130,942
$62K
$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,995
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$23.16 - $63.98
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MEDIAN: $40.00
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$0$140K
Salary $62,096 - $130,942
Bonus $1,961 - $20,035
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,456
Commission $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$62,683 - $140,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 491
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $23.16 - $63.98
Overtime $28.00
Annual Data $0$140K
Bonus $1,961 - $20,035
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,456
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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$62,683 - $140,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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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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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 $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. The majority of those who know Project Management also know 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: $99,114

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

For those looking to make money, Regulatory Affairs Managers in Cambridge enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Regulatory Affairs Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+30 percent), Houston (+27 percent), St. Louis (+22 percent), and Minneapolis (+12 percent). Regulatory Affairs Managers in Phoenix make 57 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Washington and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 24 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

Regulatory Affairs Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Regulatory Affairs Manager?

Regulatory Affairs Manager in San Diego:
"Great distance to work."
Pros: The weather and food is great.
Cons: Traffic and cost of living.

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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 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$99,000

▼1%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries



National Average
$99,000



Legal Compliance
▼13%

Research Analysis
▼29%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 7%
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