Assistant Director, Public Policy Salary

The average pay for an Assistant Director, Public Policy is $69,008 per year. A skill in Policy Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$44,868 - $115,621
MEDIAN: $69,008

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$43,884 - $114,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Assistant Director, Public Policy

An assistant director of public policy should hold a bachelor's degree in public administration, political science, public policy, or a related field, and many employers prefer a graduate degree or higher. Certifications and/or relevant work experience may be required; for example, those entering public policy in a law-related field may be required to have an associate's or bachelor's degree in criminal justice, or prior experience in law enforcement and a degree in public policy administration.


Assistant Director, Public Policy Tasks

  • Analyze and report on public policy measures and new initiatives.
  • Liaise with upper management and staff to ensure clear communication concerning policy adherence and updates.
  • Monitor both internal and external communication strategies and establish new procedures.
  • Support Director of Public Policy in all aspects of administration and accomplish assigned tasks as necessary.
  • Recruit, train, and collaborate with staff.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Policy Analysis
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


62 %
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 4%