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Manager, Government Affairs Salary

A Manager, Government Affairs earns an average salary of $70,697 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Policy Analysis, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Presentation.
$44,215 - $119,525
MEDIAN: $70,696

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$44,215 - $119,525  
$0.00 - $16,107  
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$2,792 - $20,134  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$44,526 - $128,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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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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Experience Affects Manager, Government Affairs Salaries

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Skills That Affect Manager, Government Affairs Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Legislative Policy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.


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46 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%