Average Early-Career Government Affairs Director Salary

$66,652
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,750
Bonus
$1,590
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Government Affairs Director is $66,652.
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$45k
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MEDIAN $66,652
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Salary
$45k - $110k
Bonus
$196 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$46k - $111k

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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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Popular Skills for Government Affairs Director

Skills in Lobbying, Policy Analysis and Policy Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations 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 $61,002 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Government Affairs Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,111 based on 218 salaries. An experienced Government Affairs Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,501 based on 320 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,980.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 669 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Mid Career
32.6%
Experienced
47.8%
Late Career
17.5%