Director, Public Policy Salary

The average salary for a Director, Public Policy is $76,486 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management and Oral / Verbal Communication.

$49,602 - $128,809
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$49,602 - $128,809  
   
Bonus
$664 - $32,779  
Profit Sharing
$17,500  
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$49,625 - $130,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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Job Description for Director, Public Policy

The operations of many for-profit and non-profit agencies are impacted by the decisions made by governments and legislatures. These organizations often have a director of public policy at the board-executive level who deals with this aspect of operations. The director of public policy helps the board form a strategy for how it will attempt to influence and participate in making or blocking regulations and laws, and then works to implement these endeavors.

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Director, Public Policy Tasks

  • Work with organization leaders to develop public policy agendas and strategies for advocating those agendas.
  • Assist with preparation of policy budget, and identify and pursue fundraising opportunities.
  • Track the activities of policymakers and research policy issues in order to draft reports and keep the organization up to date.
  • Establish relationships with local, state, and national lawmakers in order to influence policymaking.
  • Present the policy positions and opinions of the organization to the public, government officials, and other organizations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Public Policy

Pay by Experience for a Director, Public Policy has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Public Policy with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 57 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Public Policy with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Director, Public Policy which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 47 salaries. A Director, Public Policy with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $154,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,795

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Key Stats for Director, Public Policy

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Director, Public Policy Salaries

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National Average
$77,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Director, Public Policy Salaries

People Management
▲21%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲20%

National Average
$77,000



▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 8%