Average Government Relations Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Government Relations Manager is $68,557.
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$48k - $107k
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$1k - $32k
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$47k - $116k

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Job Description for Government Relations Manager

Government Relations Manager Tasks
  • Communicate with local, regional, or national government to evangelize and promote company's mission and goals.
  • Understand potential legal and cultural barriers to company's goals and create solutions for them.
  • Design and implement campaigns to evangelize company's mission to government officials and the interested public.
  • Understand local, regional, or national government's needs and goals and how your company's vision fits with and advances those goals.

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Popular Skills for Government Relations Manager

Skills in Legislative Policy, Lobbying, Policy Analysis and Policy Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Government Relations Manager

An entry-level Government Relations Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,597 based on 18 salaries. An early career Government Relations Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,378 based on 110 salaries. A mid-career Government Relations Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,864 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Government Relations Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,205 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,829.
Employees with Government Relations Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 89.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.4% more) and Houston, Texas (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (19.7% less), Richmond, Virginia (18.9% less) and Seattle, Washington (8.5% less).

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