The average salary for a Late-Career Government Affairs Director in Washington, District of Columbia is $143,714.
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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 le…Read more
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 that pay less than market rate include Policy Analysis, Legislative Policy and Lobbying.
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 $71,628 based on 28 salaries. A mid-career Government Affairs Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,899 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Government Affairs Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $123,439 based on 104 salaries.
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