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Public Policy Associate Salary

Public Policy Associates in the United States take home an average $46K annually. Career length 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 76 percent. Job satisfaction for Public Policy Associates is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$34,901 - $61,837
MEDIAN: $45,975

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$35,160 - $62,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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Job Description for Public Policy Associate

  • 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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Typical Public Policy Associates report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Legislative Policy, Research Analysis, Project Management, and Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Those with knowledge of Policy Analysis tend to be skilled in Research Analysis as well.

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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
up arrow 13%

Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.


76 %
24 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 10%