How much does a Government Affairs Director make in the United States? The average Government Affairs Director salary in the United States is $154,165 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $130,429 and $180,350. 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. 

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Government Affairs Director directs an organization's policies and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs. Maintains and nurtures the relationships with government, associated authorities and all committees, legislatively represents and protects organization interests. Being a Government Affairs Director assists in the establishment of corporate strategies, policies and plans, which align with government laws, regulations and standards. Leads analysis of proposed legislative actions, determines the potential impact on the organization and develops appropriate responses. Additionally, Government Affairs Director monitors legislative and regulatory activities, promotes company market position. Requires a bachelor's degree. 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. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Government Affairs Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Skills associated with Government Affairs Director: Regulatory Affairs, Legislative Research, Regulatory Analysis, Government Relations ...More

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