Average Government Relations Manager Salary

$67,550
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,861
Bonus
$2,750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Government Relations Manager is $67,550.
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$48k
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$68k
90%
$108k
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Salary
$48k - $108k
Bonus
$508 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$46k - $119k

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

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 $58,379 based on 12 salaries. An early career Government Relations Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,748 based on 108 salaries. A mid-career Government Relations Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,341 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Government Relations Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,600 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,009.
Employees with Government Relations Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 92.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Richmond, Virginia (14.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (11.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (18.2% less) and Seattle, Washington (7.2% less).

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Entry Level
4.2%
Early Career
38.0%
Mid Career
31.0%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
6.3%