Regulatory Affairs Director Salary

Regulatory Affairs Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $131K) surpassing six figures annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $40K and $21K, respectively — total cash payment to Regulatory Affairs Directors can bottom out near $85K or peak near $212K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women make up the majority of Regulatory Affairs Directors (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of Regulatory Affairs Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$84,529 - $181,100
$85K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $130,959
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Salary $84,529 - $181,100
Bonus $2,354 - $39,429
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,000
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$85,706 - $206,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 304

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Job Description for Regulatory Affairs Director

All businesses must operate within parameters established by internal regulations and relevant laws. Some businesses, such as food production and medicine, are governed by more (and stricter) laws; for these organizations, it is especially important to ensure regulations are constantly and consistently followed. The director of regulatory affairs directs their organization's development of internal regulatory policies, and they monitor internal practices to ensure all of the organization's operations remain in compliance with government regulations. The director also work with regulatory agencies, as required, to address concerns. Additionally, most companies have a regulatory affairs committee, which the director of regulatory affairs coordinates.

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Regulatory Affairs Director Tasks

  • Provide appropriate communication and guidance to management and other internal functional areas responsible for submitting required regulatory documentation.
  • Develop company regulatory strategy.
  • Advise the company on the regulatory aspects and climate that would affect proposed activities.
  • Serve as primary regulatory representative responsible for facilitating all regulatory agency interactions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Affairs Director

Pay by Experience for a Regulatory Affairs Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Regulatory Affairs Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Regulatory Affairs Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Regulatory Affairs Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 179 salaries. A Regulatory Affairs Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 83 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $142,121

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For Regulatory Affairs Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Regulatory Affairs Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+26 percent), Minneapolis (+23 percent), Houston (+23 percent), and San Diego (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Dallas and Washington earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Regulatory Affairs Director Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Regulatory Affairs Director?

Regulatory Affairs Director in West Jordan:
"Know The Regs."
Don't bother getting an RAC unless you are working with pharmaceuticals.

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Key Stats for Regulatory Affairs Director

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
29%
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Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Regulatory Affairs Director Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$142,000

Mid-Career
▼16%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Affairs Director Salaries

GMP Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$142,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%


Medical Devices
▼14%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 6%
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