A Lobbyist earns an average salary of $62,697 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 - $106,711
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$39,241 - $106,711  
   
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$0.00 - $15,893  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $5,000  
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$35,557 - $114,589  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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.
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
$63,000
Sacramento
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Experience Affects Lobbyist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Experienced
up arrow 35%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$63,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Lobbyist Salaries

Legislative Policy
up arrow 26%
Policy Analysis
up arrow 13%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 9%
National Average
$63,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 38%
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Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 8%
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