Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $85K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists bottoms out near $61K and approaches $117K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (68 percent) are women. Most Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans.

$59,946 - $109,364
MEDIAN: $85,140

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National Salary Data (?
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$59,946 - $109,364  
$1,479 - $12,112  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $6,159  
Total Pay (?
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).
$60,813 - $116,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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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For Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Regulatory Affairs Manager.

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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists report a focused set of job 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $84K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $89K. Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $96K.

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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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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


68 %
32 %

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: 77% employee benefits None: 5%