Average Government Affairs Director with Policy Development Skills Salary

$99,607
Avg. Salary
$10,056
Bonus
$4,500
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The average salary for a Government Affairs Director with Policy Development skills is $99,607.
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MEDIAN $99,607
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Salary
$60k - $154k
Bonus
$2k - $30k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$62k - $160k

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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.

Career Paths

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Government Affairs Director
Vice President (VP), Government Affairs
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Senior Management Consultant
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Popular Skills for Government Affairs Director

Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Planning, Media / Public Relations, Policy Analysis, Lobbying and Legislative Policy.

Pay by Experience Level for Government Affairs Director

An early career Government Affairs Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,500 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Government Affairs Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,833 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Government Affairs Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,282 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,966.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 81 survey responses.
Early Career
12.3%
Mid Career
27.2%
Experienced
39.5%
Late Career
21.0%