Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Median pay for Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States is around $88K per year. Cash earnings for Regulatory Affairs Managers — including $20K in bonuses and $16K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $57K to $137K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Regulatory Affairs Managers (64 percent) survey participants are women. Job satisfaction for Regulatory Affairs Managers is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$57,321 - $122,716
(Median)
$57K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,711
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$17.24 - $64.34
(Median)
$17
$26
$64
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$57,321 - $122,716  
   
Bonus
$-0.44 - $19,504  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $15,547  
Total Pay (?
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$56,799 - $136,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 613
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Hourly Rate
$17.24 - $64.34  
   
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
$-0.44 - $19,504  
   
Profit Sharing
$727 - $15,547  
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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$56,799 - $136,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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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Regulatory Affairs Managers sometimes assume positions such as Regulatory Affairs Directors. That role pays $123K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Manager


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Regulatory Affairs Managers who took the survey. Most notably, facility with People Management and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Project Management are typically practiced in Regulatory Compliance, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Regulatory Affairs Managers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $73K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $91K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $101K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $116K.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 26%


National Average
$93,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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