Government Relations Manager Salary

The average pay for a Government Relations Manager is $65,460 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.

$42,775 - $105,189
MEDIAN: $65,460

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$42,579 - $107,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Government Relations Manager

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,253

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Experience Affects Government Relations Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Government Relations Manager Salaries

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National Average

Legislative Policy
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Policy Analysis
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


56 %
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 8%