Average Lobbyist with Legislative Policy Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Lobbyist with Legislative Policy skills is $72,044.
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Job Description for Lobbyist

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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Popular Skills for Lobbyist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Lobbyist

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 $61,642 based on 22 salaries. An early career Lobbyist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,675 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Lobbyist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,533 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Lobbyist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,243 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $124,395.
Employees with Lobbyist in their job title in Austin, Texas earn an average of 34.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (24.9% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (28.1% less), Portland, Oregon (15.3% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (10.7% less).

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