Public Policy Associates in the United States take home approximately $49K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Public Policy Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Public Policy Associates survey participants are largely women, dominating at 60 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,465 - $64,007
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$49K
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MEDIAN: $48,973
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$38,465 - $64,007  
   
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$1,000  
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$37,235 - $64,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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

  • Lobby government officials regarding matters of policy specific to your organization.
  • Create networks of support and funding for lobbying efforts and campaign development.
  • Develop and implement legislative and advocacy campaigns.

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Popular Skills for Public Policy Associate


Survey takers who work as Public Policy Associates typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Legislative Policy, Research Analysis, Policy Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. Most people experienced in Policy Analysis also know Legislative Policy.

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Key Stats for Public Policy Associate

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Public Policy Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Public Policy Associate Salaries

Legislative Policy
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Policy Analysis
0%

National Average
$49,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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