Public Policy Associate Salary

Median pay for Public Policy Associates in the United States is around $46K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Public Policy Associates make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Most Public Policy Associates like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,215 - $62,001
MEDIAN: $46,048

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$35,507 - $62,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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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Popular Skills for Public Policy Associate

Job skills reported by Public Policy Associates are limited. Most notably, skills in Legislative Policy, Research Analysis, Policy Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Policy Analysis also know Legislative Policy and Project Management.

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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
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Research Analysis
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Policy Analysis
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Project Management
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

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


73 %
27 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%