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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

Median pay for Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $85K annually. 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 $117K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists survey respondents are women (70 percent). The majority of Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$59,700 - $108,492
MEDIAN: $84,968

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$59,700 - $108,492  
$1,468 - $11,832  
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 - $116,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216

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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.

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Professional skills reported by Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists are few in number. 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.

For Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $84K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $90K. Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $94K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $97K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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 25 votes.


70 %
30 %

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%