Regulatory Affairs Managers in the United States pull down an average of $97K per year. In the world of Regulatory Affairs Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $62K and $141K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $9K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Women account for the majority of Regulatory Affairs Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$61,965 - $129,702
(Median)
$62K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,683
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$20.71 - $54.41
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$21
$30
$54
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,965 - $129,702  
   
Bonus
$1,995 - $20,228  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,970  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$62,438 - $140,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 467
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.71 - $54.41  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,995 - $20,228  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,970  
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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$62,438 - $140,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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 $126K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Manager


Regulatory Affairs Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Research Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Statistical Analysis also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Project Management also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Manager

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $82K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $98K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $113K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $105K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,801

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Cambridge offers some of the highest pay in the country for Regulatory Affairs Managers, 36 percent above the national average. Regulatory Affairs Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+26 percent), Minneapolis (+25 percent), St. Louis (+18 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 58 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Washington (34 percent lower) and Chicago (12 percent lower).

Regulatory Affairs Manager Advice

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Regulatory Affairs Manager in Reston:
"Test the waters."
Look for people in the company that you admire and genuinely respect. It is extremely difficult to work for those who have not earned your respect. Mentors are also key to success with a company. Find a great mentor as early as possible. This will help you land the job and thrive.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries



National Average
$100,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Manager Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$100,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 10%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 30%

Research Analysis
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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