Public Policy Associate Salary

Public Policy Associates in the United States take home an average $47K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Public Policy Associates like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Public Policy Associates making up 75 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,160 - $63,075
MEDIAN: $46,587

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$35,470 - $64,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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Job Description for Public Policy Associate

Public policy associates are required to have expert writing and communication skills, as they work with countless individuals from all walks of life. These associates have in-depth knowledge and understanding of both local and government policies and conduct meticulous research to maintain this knowledge. Their work focuses primarily on conducting research, analyzing data, preparing policy summaries and guidelines for specific projects, developing partnerships with other organizations, overseeing recruiting and engagement efforts, planning and coordinating events, and preparing reports.


Public Policy Associate Tasks

  • Develop and implement legislative and advocacy campaigns.
  • Create networks of support and funding for lobbying efforts and campaign development.
  • Lobby government officials regarding matters of policy specific to your organization.

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Survey takers who work as Public Policy Associates report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Legislative Policy, Policy Analysis, Research Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Policy Analysis are similarly competent in Legislative Policy.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Legislative Policy
up arrow 9%

Policy Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Project Management
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


75 %
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%