The average salary for an Experienced Lobbyist is $102,243.
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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 …Read more
- 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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Lobbying and Legislative Policy.
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 $59,470 based on 57 salaries. An early career Lobbyist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,305 based on 126 salaries. A mid-career Lobbyist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,184 based on 80 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,447.
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