Managers of Government Affairs with Legislative Policy skills take home an average $73K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women Managers of Government Affairs with Legislative Policy skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,301 - $114,856
MEDIAN: $72,949

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$48,301 - $114,856  
$567 - $12,224  
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$48,618 - $116,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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Pay by Experience Level for Manager, Government Affairs

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

Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $66K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $77K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $101K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $90K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,786

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Sacramento offers some of the highest pay in the country for Managers of Government Affairs with Legislative Policy skills, 54 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Washington, 3 percent below the national average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


53 %
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 6%