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Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Median pay for Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States is around $63K annually, but employers in San Francisco offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $90K. Regulatory Affairs Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Memphis (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), St. Paul (+6 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,281 - $84,836
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MEDIAN: $62,955
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,281 - $84,836  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,790  
Profit Sharing
$240.88 - $5,148  
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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$40,104 - $88,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 703
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Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $30.26  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $58.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,790  
   
Profit Sharing
$240.88 - $5,148  
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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$40,104 - $88,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


The biggest paychecks can be found at Abbott Laboratories — the median salary there is $75K.

Medtronic, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $71K. The best-paid employees do manage to haul in approximately $88K, however.

Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Professional skills reported by Regulatory Affairs Specialists are few in number. Most notably, skills in Medical Devices, Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 14 percent. Aptitude in Quality Assurance / Quality Control tends to also indicate an understanding of Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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


Regulatory Affairs Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $66K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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
up arrow 22%


Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Medical Devices
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
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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