Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Salary

A Vice President (VP), Government Affairs earns an average salary of $147,449 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Policy Development and Regulatory Compliance. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$83,510 - $235,631
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MEDIAN: $147,449
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$83,510 - $235,631  
   
Bonus
$2,936 - $56,500  
Profit Sharing
$11,250  
Commission
$17,000  
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$85,637 - $272,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 195

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Government Affairs

Vice presidents for government affairs are generally very busy people. They are ultimately in charge of representing their company with both state and federal lawmakers, but they have many other responsibilities as well. Some of their responsibilities include managing government affair operations, implementing and keeping an eye on various plans, overseeing budgets, overseeing and reviewing assigned staff members, developing and maintaining relationships with government policymakers, being a featured speaker at most company events, ensuring ties with company affiliates, meeting performance standards, and serving as a liaison when needed.

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Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Tasks

  • Evaluate pending legislation and surveys legislation's impact on the organization.
  • Write testimony and talking points for campaigns.
  • Develop government affairs strategies and enhance the organization's image among authorities.
  • Develop the organization's response to legislation.
  • Build relationships with federal, state and local authorities, regulatory agency heads and key policymakers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Government Affairs

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Government Affairs has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Government Affairs with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Government Affairs with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Government Affairs which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $159,000 based on 117 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Government Affairs with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $193,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $157,683

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Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Vice President (VP), Government Affairs?

Vice President (VP), Government Affairs in Washington:
"How important it is to network, network, network."
Get as close to the business as possible, don't limit your interactions to policymakers.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Government Affairs

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Salaries

▲22%

▲1%

National Average
$158,000

▼11%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Salaries

Policy Development
▲32%

Regulatory Compliance
▲25%

National Average
$158,000



▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 4%