Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary
An average Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $86K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists — including $12K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $67K to $122K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists is high. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. There are more female Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 60 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
Armed with information about the product or project, the senior regulatory affairs specialist prepares necessary paperwork and fills out the applicable government agency's application. After initial disclosure, the specialist keeps the application updated, making any changes and edits as necessary. They also continue to accrue information, so that if the application is denied the company's regulatory strategy may be defended in a lawsuit. Finally, the senior regulatory affairs specialist communicates information about federal and state regulations to different groups in the company.
Senior regulatory affairs specialists work in a variety of fields and deal with a variety of agencies. For example, a senior regulatory affairs specialist for a pharmaceutical company must file all necessary paperwork with the Food and Drug Administration to have a drug approved for public consumption. Alternatively, a senior regulatory affairs specialist for a mining or gas company works with the Environment Protection Agency to receive permits to perform drilling at a site.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline is generally required for this position. Previous experience in a similar role is needed as well.
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $84K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $92K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $100K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists report making only $98K on average.