Average Lobbyist Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$78,612
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,861
Bonus
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Lobbyist in Washington, District of Columbia is $78,612.
10%
$47k
10%
$79k
50%
$185k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $78,612
Is Lobbyist your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
$47k - $185k
Bonus
$2k - $59k
Total Pay
$49k - $203k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

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.

Lobbyist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Lobbyist

Skills in Policy Analysis and Lobbying are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction 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 $58,555 based on 20 salaries. An early career Lobbyist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,210 based on 37 salaries. A mid-career Lobbyist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,156 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Lobbyist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,862 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $101,736.
Employees with Lobbyist in their job title in Austin, Texas earn an average of 20.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (15.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (32.6% less), Columbus, Ohio (27.4% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (16.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 107 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.7%
Early Career
34.6%
Mid Career
19.6%
Experienced
17.8%
Late Career
9.3%

Related Job Salaries