Public Policy Associate Salary

Pay for Public Policy Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Public Policy Associates, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Public Policy Associates making up 74 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,060 - $61,892
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$35K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,912
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$35,060 - $61,892  
   
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$0.00 - $3,109  
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$35,358 - $62,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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.

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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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Popular Skills for Public Policy Associate


Professional skills reported by Public Policy Associates are few in number. Most notably, skills in Legislative Policy, Research Analysis, Policy Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Policy Analysis also know Legislative Policy and Project Management.

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Experience Affects Public Policy Associate Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Public Policy Associate Salaries

Legislative Policy
up arrow 10%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%
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