Average Government Affairs Director Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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The average salary for a Government Affairs Director in Chicago, Illinois is $81,927.
MEDIAN $81,927
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$58k - $179k
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$58k - $223k

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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 Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $74,999 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Government Affairs Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $140,936 based on 10 salaries.
Employees with Government Affairs Director in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 36.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (18.9% more) and New York, New York (17.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 15 survey responses.
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