Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Median pay for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States is around $85K per year. In the world of Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists, total cash compensation can vary between $64K and $118K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $6K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists is high. The majority of Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists (68 percent) who took the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$62,094 - $111,770
(Median)
$62K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,425
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$23.28 - $49.32
(Median)
$23
$33
$49
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,094 - $111,770  
   
Bonus
$1,521 - $12,285  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $6,167  
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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$63,768 - $118,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.28 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$50.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,521 - $12,285  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $6,167  
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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$63,768 - $118,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist


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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists who transition into an upper level Regulatory Affairs Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Regulatory Affairs Manager makes $93K a year.

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $84K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $90K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $93K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $97K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$88,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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