Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States take home an average $64K per year. Total cash compensation for Regulatory Affairs Specialists runs from $42K to $88K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the company and years of experience. For the most part, Regulatory Affairs Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Regulatory Affairs Specialists (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,019 - $84,667
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$85K
MEDIAN: $64,159
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$15.49 - $40.06
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$15
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,019 - $84,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $9,863  
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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$41,506 - $88,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 771
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $40.06  
   
Overtime
$20.85 - $54.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $9,863  
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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$41,506 - $88,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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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While not commonly seen, Regulatory Affairs Specialists 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. Regulatory Affairs Specialists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Regulatory Affairs Managers or Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists. The median paychecks in those roles are $29K higher and $23K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Abbott Laboratories attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $86K.

Offering only $65K on average, St. Jude Medical, Inc. seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $44K on the lower end and $78K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Typical Regulatory Affairs Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Devices, Regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Technical Writing. Regulatory Compliance is a skill commonly found among those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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


For many Regulatory Affairs Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. Regulatory Affairs Specialists see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $76K.

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
$64,000


Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Medical Devices
up arrow 7%

Regulatory Compliance
0%

National Average
$64,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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