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Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Nearly one-half of Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $56K to $135K per year, and the average comes out to $86K annually. Cash earnings for Regulatory Affairs Managers — which occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $56K to approximately $135K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Regulatory Affairs Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Female Regulatory Affairs Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$55,857 - $121,977
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MEDIAN: $86,206
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$16.11 - $74.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,857 - $121,977  
   
Bonus
$967 - $19,378  
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $15,319  
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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$55,682 - $135,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 549
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.11 - $74.50  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$967 - $19,378  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $15,319  
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).
)
$55,682 - $135,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.

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Regulatory Affairs Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Project Management and Regulatory Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Regulatory Affairs Managers. 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 $88K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $120K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$91,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$91,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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