Manager, Government Affairs Salary (United States)

A Manager, Government Affairs earns an average salary of $70,080 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 Oral / Verbal Communication and Policy Analysis.
Manager, Government Affairs Salary (?
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$43,486 - $123,007
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MEDIAN: $70,079
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$43,486 - $123,007  
   
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$0.00 - $19,575  
Profit Sharing
$2,624 - $20,226  
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$43,951 - $131,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 367
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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.
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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

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Experience Affects Manager, Government Affairs Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Manager, Government Affairs Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
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National Average
$72,000
Lobbying
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 3%