Regulatory Lawyer Salary

On average, Regulatory Lawyers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($117K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Regulatory Lawyers (60 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,326 - $245,659
(Median)
$58K
$120K
$250K
MEDIAN: $116,589
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$58,397 - $256,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Regulatory Lawyer

Regulatory lawyers will need to know all of the specific rules and regulations for the industries that they specialize in. They work for companies to make sure that everything they do is legal and allowed, so they can make their products or services available to the public.

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Regulatory Lawyer Tasks

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$121,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 21%
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