Director, Public Policy Salary (United States)

A Director, Public Policy earns an average salary of $78,103 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are People Management and Oral / Verbal Communication.
Director, Public Policy Total Pay (?
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$44,264 - $126,683
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$43,727 - $131,124  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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
  • 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.
  • Track the activities of policymakers and research policy issues in order to draft reports and keep the organization up to date.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Public Policy

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$78,000
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Experience Affects Director, Public Policy Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$78,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Director, Public Policy Salaries

People Management
up arrow 20%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 19%
Policy Analysis
up arrow 1%
National Average
$78,000
Legislative Policy
up arrow 10%
Lobbying
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 4%
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