Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary (United States)

56 percent of Regulatory Affairs Specialists are relatively green, reporting fewer than five years in the field, and median pay in the workforce is around $60,873 annually. Pay generally spreads from $39,540 to $88,143 per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Regulatory Affairs Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary (?
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$41,906 - $84,240
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MEDIAN: $61,467
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Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary (?
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$14.76 - $32.00
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,906 - $84,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,287  
Profit Sharing
$249.17 - $5,017  
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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$39,540 - $88,143  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 725
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Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $32.00  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,287  
   
Profit Sharing
$249.17 - $5,017  
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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$39,540 - $88,143  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Regulatory Affairs Specialists. At the upper end, those who move into a Regulatory Affairs Director role can bring in an extra $59K per year. The most common next step for Regulatory Affairs Specialists is moving into roles as Regulatory Affairs Managers or Regulatory Affairs Associate Directors, where they can expect an extra $29K or $55K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Regulatory Affairs Specialists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Financial compensation rises with mastery of Medical Devices, Regulatory Compliance, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills (by 14 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively). Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Regulatory Affairs Specialists, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Starting at around $58K, salaries see a boost to $64K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $69,778. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Regulatory Affairs Specialists tend to earn $82K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 13 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; the greater part of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Boston
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$61,000
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Minneapolis
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For Regulatory Affairs Specialists, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. San Diego, Boston, Memphis, and Seattle also offer top salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialists. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 17 percent, 14 percent, 12 percent, and 2 percent more, respectively. Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Salt Lake City. Employers also pay below the national average in Philadelphia (-18 percent) and Cleveland (-16 percent).

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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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Medical Devices
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$61,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%
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