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Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Median pay for Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States is around $63K per year, but employers in San Francisco offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $91K. Regulatory Affairs Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Memphis (+12 percent), New York (+9 percent), St. Paul (+6 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,386 - $84,786
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Salary
$43,386 - $84,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,884  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $5,166  
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$40,101 - $88,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 706
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Hourly Rate
$15.18 - $30.16  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $44.70  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,884  
   
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $5,166  
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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$40,101 - $88,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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 Regulatory Affairs Specialists do not often become Regulatory Affairs Directors, the job pays $122K per year on average. The most common next step for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist is to become a Regulatory Affairs Manager or a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist. The former position pays an additional $29K per year on average, and the latter position pays $24K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Abbott Laboratories offers the most; Regulatory Affairs Specialists earn $75K on average there.

Medtronic, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $71K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $88K.

Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Regulatory Affairs Specialists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Devices, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Employees educated in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are typically practiced in Regulatory Compliance, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Regulatory Affairs Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $60K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $65K. For Regulatory Affairs Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Regulatory Affairs Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $75K on average.

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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Mid-Career
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National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Medical Devices
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Project Management
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Regulatory Compliance
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 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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