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The average director government affairs salary in District of Columbia, United States is $156,671 or an equivalent hourly rate of $75. This is 12% higher (+$17,309) than the average director government affairs salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $20,822. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.
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An entry level director government affairs (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $114,438. On the other end, a senior level director government affairs (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $194,769.

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Job Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

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