Median pay for Directors of Public Policy in Washington, District of Columbia is around $93K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Directors of Public Policy in Washington who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
632,019
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $90K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $71K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $103K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $149K on average.

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Experience Affects Director, Public Policy Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%


National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Director, Public Policy Salaries

Lobbying
up arrow 13%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 4%

Legislative Policy
up arrow 4%

National Average
$93,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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