Regulatory Lawyer Salary

Regulatory Lawyers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($118K) annually in the United States. Men working as Regulatory Lawyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Regulatory Lawyers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,974 - $252,693
MEDIAN: $117,934

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$60,975 - $266,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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.


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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Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Lawyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Regulatory Lawyers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $80K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $122K. Regulatory Lawyers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $165K. 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 $187K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


43 %
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 23%