Salary for Regulatory Affairs Specialists

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Regulatory affairs specialists are vital links between their employers and regulatory agencies. They make sure that their companies meet regulatory requirements, are properly licensed, and may handle risk management duties as well. These professionals are expected to maintain a working knowledge of their industry's regulatory standards and to be aware of regulatory requirements for different agencies on local, state, federal, and sometimes even global levels. The minimum education requirement for this position is a four year degree in a technical field, and many employers prefer candidates with significant work experience as well.

A Regulatory Affairs Specialist will normally receive a salary between $40,160 and $115,220 depending on education and experience. usually receive a pay level of of seventy-five thousand six hundred and twenty dollars yearly.

have the highest salaries in District of Columbia, where they can earn pay of near $96,700. These people are compensated the highest in Utilities, where they can earn average pay scales of $91,670.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.64 percent nationwide in that time.


Regulatory Affairs Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
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