Average Government Affairs Director with Legislative Policy Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Government Affairs Director with Legislative Policy skills is $98,505.
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$60k - $160k
$976 - $35k
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$2k - $29k
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$61k - $179k

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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.

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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 Strategic Planning, Media / Public Relations, Policy Analysis and Lobbying.

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 $63,165 based on 6 salaries. An early career Government Affairs Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,596 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Government Affairs Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,820 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Government Affairs Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $112,294 based on 216 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,226.
Employees with Government Affairs Director in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 12.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bellevue, Washington (27.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (20.2% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (14.2% less).

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