Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary

For Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists, yearly average wages total $85K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists can bottom out near $61K or peak near $117K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (69 percent) are women. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,918 - $109,452
MEDIAN: $85,042

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$59,918 - $109,452  
$1,479 - $12,112  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $6,159  
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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).
$60,771 - $116,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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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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Typical 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.

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $84K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $89K. For Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $94K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income 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.


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%