Government Affairs Director Salary (United States)

A Government Affairs Director earns an average salary of $93,975 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Government Affairs Director Salary (?
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$54,870 - $153,143
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$54,870 - $153,143  
   
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$504 - $38,846  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $39,329  
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$55,942 - $180,021  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 456
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Job Description for Government Affairs Director

Changing regulations, new laws, and entirely new federal initiatives can greatly affect the way a company does business. Larger companies that expect to deal closely with these changes often employ a director of government affairs. This person examines how new and changing government regulations will affect a business, as well as suggests and forecasts ways to manage these changes. Additionally, the director represents the company to the government, attempting to generate positive outcomes in legislation and the application of regulation.
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Government Affairs Director Tasks
  • Aid in the communication of the company's position on proposed policies.
  • Manage relationships with key policy-makers.
  • Collaborate with other department members to develop and implement policy strategies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Government Affairs Director

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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Houston
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$97,000
Dallas
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Denver
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New York
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Atlanta
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Columbus
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Albany
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Experience Affects Government Affairs Director Salaries

National Average
$97,000

Skills That Affect Government Affairs Director Salaries

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$97,000
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Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%
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