Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

The average Regulatory Affairs Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K per year. In the world of Regulatory Affairs Specialists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $42K and $88K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. Female Regulatory Affairs Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Read More
$44,019 - $84,667
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$85K
MEDIAN: $64,159
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$15.49 - $40.06
(Median)
$15
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$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).
)
$41,506 - $88,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 771
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $40.06  
   
Overtime
$20.85 - $54.00  
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.
)
$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).
)
$41,506 - $88,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Though not the most common occurrence, Regulatory Affairs Specialists sometimes become Regulatory Affairs Directors, where the average income is $124K per year. 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 $23K higher, respectively.

Regulatory Specialist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Regulatory Affairs Specialists flock to Abbott Laboratories for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $86K lead the pack in compensation.

Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — St. Jude Medical, Inc. offers the lowest median salary at $65K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $44K and $78K.

Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Regulatory Affairs Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Devices, Regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing. Many workers who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $61K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. Regulatory Affairs Specialists bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Regulatory Affairs Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary 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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%



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%
ADVERTISEMENT