Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Pay for Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $90K per year. Total incomes of Regulatory Affairs Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $58K and $139K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Regulatory Affairs Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Regulatory Affairs Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$58,599 - $125,311
(Median)
$59K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,810
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$18.37 - $63.89
(Median)
$18
$36
$64
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,599 - $125,311  
   
Bonus
$988 - $19,954  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $15,050  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$58,082 - $138,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 680
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.37 - $63.89  
   
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
$988 - $19,954  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $15,050  
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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$58,082 - $138,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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

  • 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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Regulatory Affairs Managers often transition into Regulatory Affairs Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Regulatory Affairs Directors earn $124K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Manager


Professional skills reported by Regulatory Affairs Managers are few in number. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Quality Assurance / Quality Control, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Competency in Project Management frequently indicates knowledge of Regulatory Compliance.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $76K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $92K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $105K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $119K.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$95,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 14%

Project Management
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National Average
$95,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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