Government Relations Manager Salary

The average pay for a Government Relations Manager is $61,154 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.

$44,544 - $91,944
$45K
$61K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,866
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Salary
$44,544 - $91,944  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $13,395  
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
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$44,042 - $99,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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.

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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

Pay by Experience for a Government Relations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Government Relations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Government Relations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Government Relations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 23 salaries. A Government Relations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,827

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Key Stats for Government Relations Manager

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Government Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Government Relations Manager Salaries

Lobbying
▲16%


Policy Analysis
▲1%

National Average
$63,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 3%
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