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.

$66,452 - $114,088
(Median)
$66K
$86K
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MEDIAN: $85,932
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$27.15 - $52.38
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,452 - $114,088  
   
Bonus
$1,689 - $12,436  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,919  
Total Pay (?
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$67,224 - $122,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$39.31  
   
Overtime
$64.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,689 - $12,436  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,919  
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).
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$67,224 - $122,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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.

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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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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Regulatory Affairs Manager. Median pay for Regulatory Affairs Managers is $94K.

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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.

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Experience Affects Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$90,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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