Public Policy Associate Salary

Median pay for Public Policy Associates in the United States is around $49K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Public Policy Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Public Policy Associates (61 percent) who took the survey are women. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$37,140 - $64,007
$37K
$49K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,974
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$37,140 - $64,007  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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$36,432 - $64,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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


Public Policy Associates typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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 who know Policy Analysis also know Legislative Policy.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,860

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Public Policy Associates, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Public Policy Associates will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent) and San Francisco (+2 percent). Washington ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Public Policy Associate

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Public Policy Associate Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

▲9%

National Average
$49,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Public Policy Associate Salaries

Legislative Policy
▲2%


Policy Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Project Management
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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