Public Policy Associate Salary

Pay for Public Policy Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Public Policy Associates making up 75 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,275 - $62,170

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$35,589 - $63,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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

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, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Those educated in Policy Analysis tend to be well versed in 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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.


75 %
25 %

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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 11%