Manager, Government Affairs Salary

A Manager, Government Affairs earns an average salary of $71,444 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,775 - $120,506
MEDIAN: $71,443

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$44,775 - $120,506  
$0.00 - $16,485  
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$961 - $19,933  
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$45,025 - $127,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 400
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Job Description for Manager, Government Affairs

Managers of government affairs are responsible for effectively managing all aspects of government affairs for their organization. They handle government communication efforts, create detailed reports based on current government positions, and coordinate and schedule government events and activities. They use a personal computer to keep accurate records of interactions with individuals, corporations, and other government officials. Managers of government affairs need to have experience working in a broad range of policy, regulatory, and legal environments.


Manager, Government Affairs Tasks

  • Reach out to and develop relationships with local government, business, and regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and monitor regulatory activities, applications, proceedings, and filings.
  • Monitor legal environment and propose legislative activities to encourage business objectives.
  • Be internal expert for compliance, regulations and requirements, including advising other departments.
  • Lobby on behalf of the organization.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,723

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Experience Affects Manager, Government Affairs Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Manager, Government Affairs Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
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National Average

Legislative Policy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 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: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 5%