Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Average Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States make around $90K 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 $58K and $139K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are women. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part.

$58,599 - $125,311
(Median)
$59K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,810
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90%

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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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While not commonly seen, Regulatory Affairs Managers who transition into a Regulatory Affairs Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Regulatory Affairs Directors is $124K per year.

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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, skills in People Management, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Quality Assurance / Quality Control as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Project Management to be familiar with Regulatory Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $76K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $92K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $105K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $119K.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

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
up arrow 2%

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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