Regulatory Affairs Specialists

risk level
Based on 21 votes
by year 2032
or $34.46 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Compliance Officers.


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Automation risk

55% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

49% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 55% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Regulatory Affairs Specialists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Compliance Officers' job openings is expected to rise 4.3% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Compliance Officers' was $71,690, or $34 per hour

'Compliance Officers' were paid 54.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 359,640 people employed as 'Compliance Officers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.24% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 411 people are employed as 'Compliance Officers'.

Job description

Coordinate and document internal regulatory processes, such as internal audits, inspections, license renewals, or registrations. May compile and prepare materials for submission to regulatory agencies.

SOC Code: 13-1041.07


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Nicole (No chance) says
Everyday there is a new regulation and we need to understand new scenarios, preparing dossiers can be automated but understanding regulations It can’t, It requires strategy, understanding how to discuss with authorities and associations.
Apr 10, 2023 at 08:38 PM
David Dennis Ryan (Moderate) says
Regulatory auditors follow templates constructed based on numerous variables from prior audits. As long as you're functioning as 'check the boxes,' AI is coming soon to have a go at your work.
Sep 18, 2021 at 03:42 AM

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