Lobbyist paychecks continue to climb to new heights

Salary increases for top advocates are rising faster than those for association and nonprofit CEOs, with trade group lobbyists the highest paid. To be among the top paid, a registered staff lobbyist needs to earn more than $416,484. Just two years ago, that figure was $333,843. Ten lobbyists earned seven figures. And this year's roster of best-paid lobbyists has many new faces, with more than one-third of names new to the list.

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