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21.  Government Affairs Dir.

2016 best jobs government affairs director
  • Median Pay: $108,000
  • Top Pay: $193,000
  • 10-year job growth: 7%

When regulations change, these professionals help companies keep up. Government affairs directors serve as a liaison between their employer and the federal or local agencies that regulate it. They provide input on policies, make sure the company is following current laws and keep higher-ups aware of new rules in the works.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: A | Telecommuting: A | Low stress: B

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2014-24, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs. Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 02:13 PM ET

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