ABBOTT LABORATORIES Regulatory Affairs Project Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a Regulatory Affairs Project Manager make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Regulatory Affairs Project Manager at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $93,233 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $80,289 and $106,177. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a Regulatory Affairs Project Manager do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents.

Our location in Westford MA, currently has an opportunity for a Regulatory Project Manager. As an individual contributor, the function of a Regulatory Affairs Project Manager is to combine knowledge of scientific, regulatory and business issues to enable products, including capital equipment and software products, that are developed, manufactured or distributed to meet required legislation. The individual has department/group/site level influence and is generally recognized as an expert resource within the department. The individual may share knowledge and expertise with others in support of team activities. The individual may identify data needed, obtain these data and ensure that they are effectively presented for the registration of products worldwide.


Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Core job responsibilities for this function may include Strategic Planning
  • Provide regulatory input to product lifecycle planning
  • Monitor regulatory outcomes of initial product concepts and provide input to senior regulatory management
  • Assist in the development of multi-country regulatory strategy and update strategy based upon regulatory changes
  • Assist in regulatory due diligence for potential and new acquisitions
  • Utilize technical regulatory skills to propose strategies on complex issues
  • Monitor trade association positions for impact on company products
  • Anticipate regulatory obstacles and emerging issues throughout the product lifecycle and develop solutions with other members of regulatory and related teams
  • Premarket- Assess the acceptability of quality, preclinical and clinical documentation for submission filing
  • Determine submission and approval requirement and compile, prepare, review and submit regulatory submission to authorities
  • Monitor impact of changing regulations on submission strategies and update internal stakeholders
  • Evaluate proposed preclinical, clinical and manufacturing changes for regulatory filing strategies
  • Negotiate and interact with regulatory authorities during the development and review process to ensure submission approval
  • Provide strategic input and technical guidance on regulatory requirements to development teams
  • Ensure compliance with product post marketing approval requirements
  • Actively contribute to the development and functioning of the crisis/issue management program
  • Provide regulatory input for product recalls and recall communications
  • Provide regulatory input for capital equipment and software, including knowledge of IEC standards (e.g., IEC 60601-1)
  • Provide regulatory input on cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    • Job specific responsibilities may include Medical writing· Advertising and promotion· Labeling· Controlled substances (e.g. DEA) · Restricted substances (e.g.  REACH, RoHS). Compendial / standards· Import / export· Country-specific regulatory support
    • Effectively communicate, prepare, and negotiate both internally and externally with various regulatory agencies.
    • Provides leadership by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving department objectives.
    • Interfaces with a variety of management levels on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units
    • May lead a cross-functional or cross-divisional project team
    • Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff.



  • Bachelor's degree in science (biology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, medical technology, pharmacy, pharmacology), math, engineering, or medical fields is preferred.
  • M.S. in a technical area or M.B.A. is preferred. A Ph.D. in a technical area or law is helpful. Certification is a plus (such as RAC from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society).
  • 4-5 years of experience in a regulated industry (e.g., medical products, nutritionals).
  • 2-5 years of experience in regulatory preferred but may consider quality assurance, research and development/support, scientific affairs, operations, or related area.

Note: Higher education may compensate for years of experience.

Skills or Ability to:

· Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

· Work with cross-functional teams

· Pay strong attention to detail

· Organize and track complex information

· Exercise good and ethical judgment within policy and regulations

· Use in-depth knowledge of business functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships

· Follow scientific arguments, identify regulatory scientific data needs and solve regulatory issues


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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