Experienced Government Affairs Director Salary

Experienced Government Affairs Directors see excellent average salaries — about $118K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Government Affairs Directors approaches anywhere from $79K on the lower end to $205K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $41K from bonuses and upwards of $27K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Government Affairs Directors. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$76,581 - $174,713
MEDIAN: $118,245

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Salary $76,581 - $174,713
Bonus $1,010 - $42,355
Profit Sharing $2,015 - $22,802
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$76,374 - $208,493
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 187

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $121,806

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With a pay rate for Experienced Government Affairs Directors that is 8 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Compared to the national average, Austin Experienced Government Affairs Directors have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Sacramento and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Government Affairs Director


42 %
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Government Affairs Director Salaries

Media / Public Relations

National Average


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


42 %
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%