The annual Association TRENDS Compensation Report results have been tallied, and the findings confirm that GR professionals in the nonprofit world are still paid more in the DC area than they are across the country. Within the capital region, the average salary for GR Directors is $163,642 in the District, $156,263 in Maryland, and $151,056 in Virginia. For all other government relations positions in the area, the trends are similar: professionals earn the most in DC, followed by Maryland, with Virginia closing out the list. However, it is worth noting that there were more director-level GR positions in companies based in Virginia than in Maryland organizations.
For more information on the TRENDS compensation report, visit here for the DC report or here for the National version.