Average Lobbyist Salary

$75,035
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,913
Bonus
$8,500
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The average salary for a Lobbyist is $75,035.
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$45k
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$75k
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$144k
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What Do Lobbyists Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Lobbyists?

Skills in Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Lobbying, Policy Analysis and Legislative Policy.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Lobbyists?

An entry-level Lobbyist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,413 based on 16 salaries. An early career Lobbyist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,279 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Lobbyist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,001 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Lobbyist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,015 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,067.
Employees with Lobbyist in their job title in Austin, Texas earn an average of 39.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (22.2% more) and Denver, Colorado (13.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (23.9% less) and New York, New York (20.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 240 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.7%
Early Career
40.8%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
16.7%
Late Career
13.8%

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