Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary

Median pay for Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $88K annually. Total cash compensation to Regulatory Affairs Managers approaches anywhere from $57K on the lower end to $137K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. 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. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage.

$57,801 - $122,733

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$17.24 - $64.34

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,801 - $122,733  
   
Bonus
$-0.44 - $19,565  
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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$57,335 - $136,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 612
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.24 - $64.34  
   
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
$-0.44 - $19,565  
   
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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$57,335 - $136,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.

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 $122K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Manager


Regulatory Affairs Managers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with People Management and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Project Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Manager

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $101K. Regulatory Affairs Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $116K.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$93,000

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

People Management
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National Average
$93,000

Regulatory Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 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
12%

Common Health Benefits

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