Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

The median salary for Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States is approximately $64K per year, but employers pay the most in San Francisco, offering around $90K on average. Regulatory Affairs Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Memphis (+11 percent), Boston (+9 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,338 - $84,761

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$15.24 - $32.30

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,338 - $84,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,079  
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $7,373  
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$40,352 - $88,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 711
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.24 - $32.30  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,079  
   
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $7,373  
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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$40,352 - $88,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Job Description for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

A regulatory affairs specialist assists in the implementation of international and domestic regulatory strategies. They help with the preparation, coordination, and compiling of applications to foreign and domestic regulatory agencies. Regulatory affairs specialist respond to common inquires from customers, members of the business community, and regulatory agencies. They are required to participate in customer complaint reviews to ensure global regulatory compliance and need to address all complaints and file all necessary paperwork.

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Regulatory Affairs Specialist Tasks

  • Conduct research to support regulatory submissions.
  • Prepare and submit documentation to regulatory agencies.
  • Ensure company compliance with all regulations and laws pertaining to company business.
  • Compile and maintain appropriate technical documents for regulatory submissions.

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


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There are some Regulatory Affairs Specialists — though it's uncommon — that transition into Regulatory Affairs Directors, where earnings are an average $122K annually. Regulatory Affairs Specialists most often move into positions as Regulatory Affairs Managers or Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists; those groups report median salaries that are $29K higher and $24K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Regulatory Affairs Specialists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Abbott Laboratories, where the average salary comes to $81K.

Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Regulatory Affairs Specialists report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Devices, Technical Writing, Regulatory Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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


For Regulatory Affairs Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $61K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $66K. For Regulatory Affairs Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $75K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Regulatory Affairs Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist?

Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Jacksonville:
"Pretty Good."
Pros: It's very challenging. I am always learning something new.
Cons: It can be very demanding at times.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Medical Devices
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Technical Writing
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Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Project Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%
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