Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Average Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States make around $87K per year. Total incomes of Regulatory Affairs Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $19K from bonuses and close to $18K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $56K and $137K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Regulatory Affairs Managers is high. Female Regulatory Affairs Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women.

$55,989 - $122,741
(Median)
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,856
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$16.11 - $74.50
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$16
$25
$74
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,989 - $122,741  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $19,417  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $17,879  
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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$55,754 - $136,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 570
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.11 - $74.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$103.04 - $19,417  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $17,879  
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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$55,754 - $136,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 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 $122K per year.

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Regulatory Affairs Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Project Management and Regulatory Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Regulatory Compliance. Experience with Project Management is often linked with 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.


Regulatory Affairs Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $72K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $90K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $101K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $120K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries


National Average
$92,000

Regulatory Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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