Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $85K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $61K to approximately $116K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 69 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$60,028 - $109,104

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$60,028 - $109,104  
$1,487 - $12,079  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $6,129  
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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).
$60,942 - $116,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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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Survey results show that Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists typically report just a few professional 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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $89K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $94K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $96K on average.

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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.


69 %
31 %

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%