Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

The median salary for Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States is approximately $64K annually, but employers pay the most in San Francisco, offering around $90K on average. Regulatory Affairs Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Memphis (+10 percent), Boston (+9 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,679 - $85,206
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$44K
$64K
$85K
MEDIAN: $63,725
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$15.20 - $32.78
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$15
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,679 - $85,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,065  
Profit Sharing
$240.88 - $5,148  
Total Pay (?
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$40,409 - $88,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 708
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.20 - $32.78  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,065  
   
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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$40,409 - $88,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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 $123K annually. Regulatory Affairs Specialists typically move into roles as Regulatory Affairs Managers or Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists, and those positions pay $29K more and $24K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Abbott Laboratories offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $81K.

Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Regulatory Affairs Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Devices, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $61K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $66K. Regulatory Affairs Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Regulatory Affairs Specialists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $75K.

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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
$63,000


Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Medical Devices
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Regulatory Compliance
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Project Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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