$65,616
Avg. Salary
$24.26
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,392

Bonus

$3,088

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist is $24.26 per hour.

The average pay for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist is $65,616 per year.

10%
$16.65
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$24.26
50%
$38.40
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MEDIAN $24.26
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$47k
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$88k
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MEDIAN $65,616
$47,418 - $88,057
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MEDIAN: $65,616
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$0$91K
Salary $47,418 - $88,057
Bonus $523 - $8,073
Profit Sharing $493 - $15,499
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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$45,892 - $91,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,110
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $16.65 - $38.40
Overtime $22.01 - $39.94
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $523 - $8,073
Profit Sharing $493 - $15,499
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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$45,892 - $91,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 157

Job Description

A regulatory affairs specialist assists in the implementation of international and domestic regulatory strategies. They help with the preparation, coordination, and compiling of applications to foreign and domestic regulatory agencies. Regulatory affairs specialist respond to common inquires from customers, members of the business community, and regulatory agencies. They are required to participate in customer complaint reviews to ensure global regulatory compliance and need to address all complaints and file all necessary paperwork.

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Regulatory Affairs Specialist Tasks
  • Ensure company compliance with all regulations and laws pertaining to company business.
  • Compile and maintain appropriate technical documents for regulatory submissions.
  • Conduct research to support regulatory submissions.
  • Prepare and submit documentation to regulatory agencies.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$92K

Medtronic, Inc.
22 profiles
$68,845

Stryker Corp.
19 profiles
$67,273

$71,169

$73,056

$60,129

Common Career Paths


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Regulatory Affairs Specialists do not often transition into Regulatory Affairs Director roles. The role averages $127K per year. A common career progression for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist is to become a Regulatory Affairs Manager or a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist. Compared to Regulatory Affairs Specialists, the first group earns $30K more on average, and the second group earns $23K more.

Job Listings

Popular Skills


Survey results show that Regulatory Affairs Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Devices, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Food Labeling Regulations as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Technical Writing also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Quality Assurance / Quality Control indicates knowledge of Medical Devices.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Regulatory Affairs Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 444 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Regulatory Affairs Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 122 salaries. An experienced Regulatory Affairs Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 83 salaries. A Regulatory Affairs Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,740

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Regulatory Affairs Specialists in Irvine enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Regulatory Affairs Specialists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+24 percent), Boston (+23 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Salt Lake City (+6 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Seattle Regulatory Affairs Specialists earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Paul and Cleveland (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

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

Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Stuart:
"I Love My Job."
Pros: Making a difference in the community
Cons: I love everything

Regulatory Affairs Specialist:
Good comes with the bad. Can be extremely stressful but the benefits are great. For example, you are expected to put out more than 40 hours/week of work but still have a work life balance with 4 weeks PTO.

Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Rochester:
"I like Rochester."
Pros: Easy Commute.
Cons: Winter weather.

Regulatory Affairs Specialist in New Berlin:
"I have two degrees."
Be ready high demand.

Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Detroit:
"High Risk."
Make sure you have upper management support.

Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Bellingham:
"Good Place to Work."
Pros: Laid back environment, good benefits, decent salary, nice people.
Cons: A lot of the employees are married to each other, or have strong family relationships, such as sisters and brothers and mothers and fathers all working in the same place...might be an issue somehow.

Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Jacksonville:
"Pretty Good."
Pros: It's very challenging. I am always learning something new.
Cons: It can be very demanding at times.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$66,000

▼6%

How Skills Affect Salaries


National Average
$66,000



Technical Writing
▼7%


Food Labeling Regulations
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%