How much does a Government Affairs Manager make in the United States? The average Government Affairs Manager salary in the United States is $134,647 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $113,499 and $157,446. 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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Job Description for Government Affairs Manager

Government Affairs Manager administers and maintains policies and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs. Legislatively represents and protects organization interests by working with government, associated authorities and all committees. Being a Government Affairs Manager manages staff who liaise between legislative entities and the organization, leads the communications and interactions, which aligns with corporate business strategies. Monitors legislative and regulatory activities, oversees the implementation of policies that support organizational goals. Additionally, Government Affairs Manager analyzes proposed legislative actions and determines the potential impact on the organization. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Government Affairs Manager typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Government Affairs Manager typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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