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Average Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Salary

$152,629
Avg. Salary
$20,456
Bonus
$24,000
Commission
$12,208
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The average salary for a Vice President (VP), Government Affairs is $152,629.
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$88k
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$153k
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$242k
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Bonus
$3k - $67k
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$91k - $286k
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What Do Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Do?

Vice President (VP), Government Affairs Tasks
  • Evaluate pending legislation and surveys legislation's impact on the organization.
  • Write testimony and talking points for campaigns.
  • Develop government affairs strategies and enhance the organization's image among authorities.
  • Develop the organization's response to legislation.
  • Build relationships with federal, state and local authorities, regulatory agency heads and key policymakers.

Job Satisfaction for Vice President (VP), Government Affairs

4.2 out of 5
(58)
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What Are Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Government Affairs?

Skills in Lobbying, Legislative Policy, Strategic Planning and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Policy Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Government Affairs?

An early career Vice President (VP), Government Affairs with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $95,000 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Vice President (VP), Government Affairs with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $137,335 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Government Affairs with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $155,614 based on 155 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $185,965.
Employees with Vice President (VP), Government Affairs in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 17.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.3% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bellevue, Washington (46.3% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (22.4% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (19.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 349 survey responses.
Early Career
5.4%
Mid Career
19.5%
Experienced
44.4%
Late Career
30.7%