$72,017
Avg. Salary
$20.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,500

Bonus

$3,500

Profit Sharing

$7,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Lobbyist is $20.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Lobbyist is $72,017 per year.

10%
$7.75
10%
$20.64
50%
$49.02
90%
90%
MEDIAN $20.64
10%
$44k
10%
$72k
50%
$132k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $72,017
$44,110 - $131,559
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MEDIAN: $72,017
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$0$138K
Salary $44,110 - $131,559
Bonus $989 - $27,000
Profit Sharing $3,500
Commission $7,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,040 - $138,168
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 276
Hourly Data $0$101
Hourly Rate $7.75 - $49.02
Overtime $38.08
Annual Data $0$138K
Bonus $989 - $27,000
Commission $7,000
Profit Sharing $3,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,040 - $138,168
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

Job Description for Lobbyist

Working within the realm of public relations, the principal job of the lobbyist consists of conferring with elected officials and attempting to persuade them to either pass, reject, or amend legislation in which the lobbyist’s client has a vested interest. Because lobbyists require proximity to seats of government in order to effectively do their jobs, they are typically located in state and national capitols. Lobbyists often work on behalf of trade organizations and frequently coordinate their work with other lobbyists in order to achieve a desired outcome on a particular piece of legislation.

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Lobbyist Tasks
  • Contacts and confers with members of legislature and other holders of public office to persuade them to support legislation favorable to client's interest.
  • Studies proposed legislation to determine possible effect on interest of client, who may be person, specific group, or general public.

Lobbyist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Lobbyist

Pay by Experience for a Lobbyist has a positive trend. An entry-level Lobbyist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lobbyist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Lobbyist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 40 salaries. A Lobbyist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,686

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Lobbyists in Atlanta enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Lobbyists will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+14 percent) and Washington (+14 percent).

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Key Stats for Lobbyist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Lobbyist Salaries

▲46%

▲39%

▲7%

National Average
$73,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Lobbyist Salaries

Lobbying
▲14%

Policy Development
▲3%

National Average
$73,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 15%