Lobbyist salary climbs fast, but not as fast as boss’ salary

List of top-paid lobbyists at tax-exempt organizations continues to be dominated by advocates working in trade groups, with half of the highest-paid lobbyists working for just 16 associations. Meanwhile, the number of non-trade associations represented continues to shrink. A lobbyist had to earn more than $400,000 to make the list. Six lobbyists earned more than $1 million.