$97,399
Avg. Salary
$37.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,604

Bonus

$5,000

Profit Sharing

$25,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Government Affairs Director is $37.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Government Affairs Director is $97,399 per year.

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$29.48
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$55.96
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MEDIAN $37.50
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$61k
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$158k
90%
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MEDIAN $97,399
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MEDIAN: $97,399
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$0$175K
Salary $60,842 - $157,556
Bonus $973 - $32,373
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $27,617
Commission $25,000
Total Pay (?
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).
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$61,502 - $175,241
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 760
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $37.50
Overtime $50.00
Annual Data $0$175K
Bonus $973 - $32,373
Commission $25,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $27,617
Total Pay (?
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).
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$61,502 - $175,241
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Government Affairs Director

Changing regulations, new laws, and entirely new federal initiatives can greatly affect the way a company does business. Larger companies that expect to deal closely with these changes often employ a director of government affairs. This person examines how new and changing government regulations will affect a business, as well as suggests and forecasts ways to manage these changes. Additionally, the director represents the company to the government, attempting to generate positive outcomes in legislation and the application of regulation.

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Government Affairs Director Tasks
  • Collaborate with other department members to develop and implement policy strategies.
  • Manage relationships with key policy-makers.
  • Aid in the communication of the company's position on proposed policies.

Common Career Paths for Government Affairs Director


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Government Affairs Directors who move on to become VPs of Government Affairs may enjoy significant pay raises, as VPs of Government Affairs get paid an average of $138K per year.

Government Affairs Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Government Affairs Director


Government Affairs Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Policy Development, Lobbying, Legislative Policy, and Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Public Speaking. The majority of those who know Legislative Policy also know Lobbying.

Pay by Experience Level for Government Affairs Director

Pay by Experience for a Government Affairs Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Government Affairs Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Government Affairs Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 160 salaries. An experienced Government Affairs Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 172 salaries. A Government Affairs Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 66 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

31%

21%

-1%

-8%

-19%

National Average: $100,018

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

For Government Affairs Directors, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Government Affairs Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+30 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and Houston (+20 percent). Government Affairs Directors in Columbia take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Chicago (26 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

Government Affairs Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Government Affairs Director?

Government Affairs Director in New York:
"Interesting work for a good cause."
Pros: education and democracy are important
Cons: low pay

Government Affairs Director in Columbus:
"Work environment."
Pros: Interactions with elected officials
Cons: administrative tasks

Government Affairs Director in Washington:
"I influence public policy."
Pros: I get to shape healthcare laws
Cons: I miss my family.

Government Affairs Director in Dallas:
Pros: Friendly and helpful co-workers.
Cons: Salary and compensation.

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Key Stats for Government Affairs Director

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Government Affairs Director Salaries

▲23%

▲22%

National Average
$100,000

▼2%

▼34%

Skills That Affect Government Affairs Director Salaries

Policy Development
▲17%

▲6%

Legislative Policy
▲5%



National Average
$100,000

Public Speaking
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%