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Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Salary

A Vice President (VP), Government Affairs earns an average salary of $136,719 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
$82,038 - $212,131
MEDIAN: $136,718

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$82,038 - $212,131  
$986 - $51,147  
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$86,592 - $247,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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.


Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Tasks

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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.


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Years of Experience

1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%