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Public Policy Associate Salary

Public Policy Associates in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Public Policy Associates survey respondents are women (76 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,002 - $61,521
MEDIAN: $45,832

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$35,002 - $61,521  
$0.00 - $3,878  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$35,259 - $62,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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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Public Policy Associates note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Legislative Policy, Research Analysis, Project Management, and Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. It is not unusual for someone who knows Policy Analysis to be familiar with Research Analysis as well.

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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 13%

Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 3%

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.


76 %
24 %

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: 53% employee benefits None: 9%