Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Pay for Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64K per year. Total cash compensation for Regulatory Affairs Specialists runs from $45K to $92K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $16K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the company and years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most Regulatory Affairs Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,503 - $87,456
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$64K
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MEDIAN: $64,026
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$16.26 - $39.86
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$0$91K
Salary $46,503 - $87,456
Bonus $387.83 - $7,795
Profit Sharing $350.00 - $15,954
Total Pay (?
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$45,277 - $91,690
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 590
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $16.26 - $39.86
Overtime $22.06 - $40.84
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $387.83 - $7,795
Profit Sharing $350.00 - $15,954
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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$45,277 - $91,690
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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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

  • Ensure company compliance with all regulations and laws pertaining to company business.
  • Compile and maintain appropriate technical documents for regulatory submissions.
  • Conduct research to support regulatory submissions.
  • Prepare and submit documentation to regulatory agencies.

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


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While not commonly seen, Regulatory Affairs Specialists who transition into a Regulatory Affairs Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Regulatory Affairs Directors is $127K per year. Regulatory Affairs Managers or Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists are common next-step roles for Regulatory Affairs Specialists moving up in their careers; annual pay for Regulatory Affairs Managers is $30K higher on average, and it's $24K higher for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists.

Regulatory Affairs Specialist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Abbott Laboratories offers the most; Regulatory Affairs Specialists earn $86K on average there.

Popular Skills for Regulatory Affairs Specialist


Regulatory Affairs Specialists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Medical Devices, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Food Labeling Regulations as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Technical Writing also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Quality Assurance / Quality Control tend to be well versed in Medical Devices.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Regulatory Affairs Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 444 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Regulatory Affairs Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 122 salaries. An experienced Regulatory Affairs Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 83 salaries. A Regulatory Affairs Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,436

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Regulatory Affairs Specialists, Irvine provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Regulatory Affairs Specialists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+25 percent), Boston (+24 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), and Salt Lake City (+6 percent). Compared to the national average, Seattle Regulatory Affairs Specialists have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in St. Paul and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Regulatory Affairs Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist?

Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Bellingham:
"Good Place to Work."
Pros: Laid back environment, good benefits, decent salary, nice people.
Cons: A lot of the employees are married to each other, or have strong family relationships, such as sisters and brothers and mothers and fathers all working in the same place...might be an issue somehow.

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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Key Stats for Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

▲10%

▲9%

National Average
$64,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries


National Average
$64,000



Technical Writing
▼5%


Food Labeling Regulations
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%
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