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Public Policy Associate Salary

The average Public Policy Associate in the United States earns approximately $45K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Public Policy Associates making up 77 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Job satisfaction for Public Policy Associates is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,006 - $62,680
MEDIAN: $45,310

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$35,006 - $62,680  
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$35,101 - $63,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Job Description for Public Policy Associate

  • 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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Popular Skills for Public Policy Associate

Public Policy Associates who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Legislative Policy, Project Management, Research Analysis, and Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 15 percent. Those familiar with Policy Analysis also tend to know Legislative Policy.

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Experience Affects Public Policy Associate Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Public Policy Associate Salaries

Legislative Policy
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 3%

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.


77 %
23 %

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 9%