Public Policy Associate Salary

Median pay for Public Policy Associates in the United States is around $50K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Public Policy Associates (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,316 - $65,229
$38K
$50K
$65K
MEDIAN: $50,138
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50%
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$16.72 - $24.79
$19
MEDIAN: $18.90
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$0$65K
Salary $38,316 - $65,229
Bonus $0.00 - $6,904
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$36,840 - $65,391
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $18.90
Overtime $31.01
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,904
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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$36,840 - $65,391
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Public Policy Associates who took the survey. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,066

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

Public Policy Associates will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. Public Policy Associates will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Washington, 7 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Public Policy Associate

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Public Policy Associate Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$50,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Public Policy Associate Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Legislative Policy
▼1%

Policy Analysis
▼2%


Project Management
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 10%
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