Lobbyist Salary (United States)

A Lobbyist earns an average salary of $65,732 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legislative Policy and Policy Analysis.
Lobbyist Total Pay (?
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$39,241 - $113,427
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MEDIAN: $65,732
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National Salary Data

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$39,241 - $113,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,341  
Profit Sharing
$1,542 - $5,042  
Total Pay (?
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$35,622 - $115,639  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Job Description for Lobbyist

  • Studies proposed legislation to determine possible effect on interest of client, who may be person, specific group, or general public.
  • Contacts and confers with members of legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support legislation favorable to client's interest.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lobbyist

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

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$65,000
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Experience Affects Lobbyist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
Experienced
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Lobbyist Salaries

Legislative Policy
up arrow 18%
Policy Analysis
up arrow 13%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 6%
National Average
$65,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 7%
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