Median pay for Public Policy Associates in the United States is around $48K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Public Policy Associates, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,911 - $60,462  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$35,810 - $60,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$25.00  
   
Overtime
$38.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
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$35,810 - $60,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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


Public Policy Associates usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Legislative Policy, Policy Analysis, Research Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Policy Analysis are also skilled in Legislative Policy.

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Experience Affects Public Policy Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Public Policy Associate Salaries

Legislative Policy
up arrow 3%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
0%

National Average
$48,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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