Environmental Lobbyists


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Environmental Lobbyists

Introduction

Lobbyists are people who strive to influence legislation on behalf of a special-interest group or a client. Like other lobbyists, environmental lobbyists strive to influence state or federal legislation in order to achieve a goal or to benefit a special-interest group. Environmental lobbyists, however, deal specifically with environmental issues. They urge legislators and other government officials to support measures that will protect endangered species, limit the exploitation of natural resources, and impose stricter anti...

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Median Salary

$50,000

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Employment Prospects

Fair

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Three to five years of legislative experience dealing with enviro


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Skills

Interpersonal


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Personality Traits

Creative

Earnings

Salaries for lobbyists in all industries ranged from less than $90,905 to $155,441 or more in November 2019, according to Salary.com. They earned median annual salaries of $112,770. Environmental lobbyists usually work for not-for-profit organizations with extremely limited budgets. Consequently, their salaries tend to be much lower than those of other lobbyists. While most lobbyists may earn a...

Work Environment

Most environmental lobbyists work for not-for-profit organizations, and they often have limited staff and even more limited budgets. Due to these limitations, environmental lobbyists usually combine highly professional skills, such as scientific or legal expertise, with clerical capabilities. In other words, environmental lobbyists must be willing to stuff envelopes as well as meet with senator...

Outlook

Regrettably, there is no shortage of environmental concerns in our country. As long as people continue to pollute our air and water, cut down forests, develop land, and mine the earth, environmental groups will continue to fight for legislation that will protect our natural resources. This profession is, therefore, expected to grow about as fast as the average during the next decade.

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