Average Government Affairs Director Salary

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The average salary for a Government Affairs Director is $98,105.
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Job Description for Government Affairs Director

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.

Job Satisfaction for Government Affairs Director

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Government Affairs Director are from the companies Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Military Officers Association of America and Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Reported salaries are highest at Military Officers Association of America where the average pay is $85,000. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) pays the lowest at around $71,686.

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Popular Skills for Government Affairs Director

Skills in Policy Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations, Policy Analysis, Lobbying and Legislative Policy.

Pay by Experience Level for Government Affairs Director

An entry-level Government Affairs Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,507 based on 14 salaries. An early career Government Affairs Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,699 based on 110 salaries. A mid-career Government Affairs Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,373 based on 220 salaries. An experienced Government Affairs Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $112,850 based on 325 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,530.
Employees with Government Affairs Director in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 12.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (1.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (18.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (16.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.2% less).

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