Government Relations Industry Compensation Report

Whether you're a newcomer taking your first position on K Street or an industry veteran, you're likely faced with a lack of accessible compensation reporting. In an industry without explicit education and experience requirements and covering a variety of intersecting verticals, it's hard to determine where you stack up.

In 2018, Washington Representatives, the provider of industry staples like, the US Congress Handbook and the Almanac of American Politics, launched the most comprehensive research ever undertaken on salaries and compensation in the government relations industry.

Now, for the third time, Washington Representatives is collecting data for analysis from both IRS Form 990s as well as responses to an in-depth survey of government relations professionals spanning the complete landscape of the government relations industry-from firms to corporations, associations, PACs and think tanks across a variety of verticals. This report aims to summarize the findings of this research and provide meaningful insight into compensation trends in the government relations industry.



In addition to changes in compensation, this comprehensive report analyzes compensation trends in the GR industry by:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Location 
  • Organization Type 
  • Legislative Issues 
  • Industry Type
  • Lobbying Registration Status
  • Education Level
  • Government Experience
  • Income
  • Job Satisfaction and Searching
  • Benefits 
  • PLUS, detailed breakdowns by seniority

Finally, we are unveiling compensation practices and trends generating much-needed transparency. What advanced degrees are most pervasive? How important is past government experience? What specific job titles are showing the widest pay scales? Does the glass ceiling exist in the industry?

All GR professionals will have something they’ve never had before;

  • Unveiled compensation trends and much-needed salary transparency.
  • Access to compensation benchmarking data.
  • Determination of how pay levels compare across employer types.
  • A better understanding of what pre-requisites lead to higher pay levels.

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