Information for careers in Regulatory Affairs
Regulatory Affairs
Salary range

Average wage:

$69,400 (2017)

$67,460 (2015)

Roles and Responsibilities
Disseminating Information
Developing Procedures and Policies

  • Ensure that new drugs and medical devices are both safe and effective for use in their target patient population
  • Review applications for new drugs from pharmaceutical companies to approve new products that are safe and effective
  • Monitor changes in regulatory requirements, provide comments on new draft guidance, and advise companies of the impact of new regulations
  • Prepare regulatory submissions for approval to market a new product in a particular country, including all the appropriate testing documentation
  • Provide expertise on regulatory compliance throughout the product development cycle


Professional Skills
Analyzing data
Improving processes
Attention to detail
Working with teams
Communication – Written
Counseling and advising