The average pay for a Government Relations Manager is $60,504 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.

$43,475 - $93,814
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MEDIAN: $60,504
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Salary
$43,475 - $93,814  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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$42,521 - $98,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,445

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Key Stats for Government Relations Manager

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Government Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Government Relations Manager Salaries

Lobbying
up arrow 18%


Policy Analysis
up arrow 3%

National Average
$61,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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