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Director, Public Policy Salary

The average salary for a Director, Public Policy is $78,971 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.
$44,244 - $125,681
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$43,756 - $129,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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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Experience Affects Director, Public Policy Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Director, Public Policy Salaries

People Management
up arrow 18%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 17%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 1%

Lobbying
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National Average
$79,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 5%