How much does a Government Affairs Director make in the United States? The average Government Affairs Director salary in the United States is $215,797 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $183,347 and $252,529. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Government Affairs Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Government Affairs Director Salary $153,803 US February 26, 2024
25th Percentile Government Affairs Director Salary $183,347 US February 26, 2024
50th Percentile Government Affairs Director Salary $215,797 US February 26, 2024
75th Percentile Government Affairs Director Salary $252,529 US February 26, 2024
90th Percentile Government Affairs Director Salary $285,972 US February 26, 2024
25% $183,347 10% $153,803 90% $285,972 75% $252,529 $215,797 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Government Affairs Director

Government Affairs Director contributes to strategic planning and directs engagement objectives to develop and maintain productive relations with all levels of government authorities that will support and enhance the businesses' goals. Develops plans, policies, and teams to build relationships and liaise with government entities (federal, state, provincial, or local) that regulate or influence business activities. Being a Government Affairs Director directs ongoing monitoring and analysis of proposed legislation, emerging issues, and trends to determine the potential impact on the organization. Collaborates with industry groups and organizations with complementary objectives to achieve objectives. Additionally, Government Affairs Director creates communication vehicles and delivers messaging to inform and support business leaders. Requires a bachelor's degree in public policy, public administration, business or equivalent. Typically reports to top management. The Government Affairs 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. To be a Government Affairs Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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For Government Affairs Director, the upper level is Government Affairs Senior Director and then progresses to VP of Government Affairs.

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Government Affairs Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Government Affairs Director, the highest Government Affairs Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Government Affairs Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Government Affairs Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Government Affairs Director salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.9%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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