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Regulatory Lawyer Salary

Regulatory Lawyers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $118K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Most Regulatory Lawyers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Men make up a slight majority of Regulatory Lawyers (59 percent) who responded to the survey. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,175 - $246,581
MEDIAN: $117,584

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$58,175 - $246,581  
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$56,430 - $256,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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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Experience Affects Regulatory Lawyer Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


41 %
59 %

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