The average pay for a Government Relations Manager is $60,996 per year. A skill in Lobbying is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$44,247 - $94,367
MEDIAN: $60,996

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$44,247 - $94,367  
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$43,702 - $97,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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Job Description for Government Relations Manager

Government relations managers perform liaison functions between their organization and various legislative bodies and government regulatory agencies at the federal, local and state level. They must work to protect and advocate for their company's interests with regard to current or proposed federal regulatory and/or legislative issues that may impact their organization, and they must always stay up-to-date on pending and enacted legislation, as well as rules and regulations pertaining to their company and industry.


Government Relations Manager Tasks

  • Communicate with local, regional, or national government to evangelize and promote company's mission and goals.
  • Understand potential legal and cultural barriers to company's goals and create solutions for them.
  • Design and implement campaigns to evangelize company's mission to government officials and the interested public.
  • Understand local, regional, or national government's needs and goals and how your company's vision fits with and advances those goals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Government Relations Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,854

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Experience Affects Government Relations Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Government Relations Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


59 %
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 3%