Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States pull down an average of $96K per year. Overall cash earnings for Regulatory Affairs Managers stretch from $62K on the lower end to $140K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Regulatory Affairs Managers is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Regulatory Affairs Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,614 - $129,626
$62K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,759
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$22.97 - $64.23
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$64
MEDIAN: $32.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,614 - $129,626  
   
Bonus
$1,999 - $20,110  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$62,208 - $140,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 487
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$22.97 - $64.23  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,999 - $20,110  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$62,208 - $140,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Regulatory Affairs Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $126K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Manager


Regulatory Affairs Managers report using a wide range of professional 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. The majority of those 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $84K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $97K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $111K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $105K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,994

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 will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+27 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), St. Louis (+22 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 percent). Regulatory Affairs Managers in Phoenix make 57 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Washington (29 percent lower) and Atlanta (11 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Regulatory Affairs Manager

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$99,000

▼2%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries



National Average
$99,000


Statistical Analysis
▼11%

Legal Compliance
▼13%

Research Analysis
▼29%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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