Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States average out at around $63K per year, but San Francisco employers pay the most, offering approximately $90K on average. Regulatory Affairs Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent), Memphis (+12 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and St. Paul (+6 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,093 - $84,756
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$43K
$63K
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MEDIAN: $62,765
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$15.15 - $30.26
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Salary
$43,093 - $84,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,751  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,034  
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$40,114 - $88,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 714
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$15.15 - $30.26  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $58.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,751  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,034  
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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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$40,114 - $88,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


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Though some Regulatory Affairs Specialists move into positions like Regulatory Affairs Director (where the average salary is $122K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist is to become a Regulatory Affairs Manager or a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist. Compared to Regulatory Affairs Specialists, the first group earns $29K more on average, and the second group earns $24K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Regulatory Affairs Specialists flock to Abbott Laboratories for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $75K lead the pack in compensation.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $87K, Medtronic, Inc. still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $69K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Survey takers who work as Regulatory Affairs Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Devices, Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Competency in Quality Assurance / Quality Control frequently indicates knowledge of Regulatory Compliance.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $60K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $66K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $77K.

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
$62,000


Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Medical Devices
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Project Management
up arrow 5%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

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: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%