How much does a Government Relations Director make in the United States? The average Government Relations Director salary in the United States is $155,400 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $131,500 and $181,700. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Government Relations Director maintains and nurtures the relationships with government, associated authorities and all committees, legislatively represents and protects organization interests. Directs an organization's policies and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs. Being a Government Relations Director leads analysis of proposed legislative actions, determines the potential impact on the organization and develops appropriate responses. Assists in the establishment of corporate strategies, policies and plans, which align with government laws, regulations and standards. In addition, Government Relations Director monitors legislative and regulatory activities, promotes company market position. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Government Relations Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Government Relations Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2020

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