Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Earnings for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States come in at around $85K per year on average. Cash earnings for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists — which occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $62K to approximately $119K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists is high. Female Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$60,805 - $112,154

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National Salary Data (?
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$60,805 - $112,154  
$1,551 - $12,536  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $6,057  
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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).
$62,167 - $119,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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Job Description for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

A senior regulatory affairs specialist helps their organization navigate the regulatory life cycle of a product or project. First and foremost, the specialist must have an extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations. Due to the technical nature of most products and projects, the senior regulatory affairs specialist must also be well educated about the product(s) or projects being completed.


Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Tasks

  • Serve as a liaison with regulatory agencies pertaining to assigned products/teams.
  • Assemble, prepare and submit original registrations, amendments, variations, maintenance reports and other documents to regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare responses to action letters and other agency requests.
  • Collaborate with other functional areas to obtain documentation for regulatory purposes.
  • Prepare regulatory strategies and identify regulatory requirements for submissions to ensure the efficient approval and registration of products.

Common Career Paths for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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Many Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists move into a Regulatory Affairs Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Regulatory Affairs Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists.

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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Regulatory Compliance and Technical Writing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $84K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $90K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists make $95K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $97K.

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Experience Affects Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


67 %
33 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%