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Average Director, Public Policy Salary

$81,521
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,257
Bonus
$4,000
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The average salary for a Director, Public Policy is $81,521.
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$52k
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$82k
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$137k
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$52k - $143k
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What Do Director, Public Policies Do?

Director, Public Policy Tasks
  • Work with organization leaders to develop public policy agendas and strategies for advocating those agendas.
  • Assist with preparation of policy budget, and identify and pursue fundraising opportunities.
  • Track the activities of policymakers and research policy issues in order to draft reports and keep the organization up to date.
  • Establish relationships with local, state, and national lawmakers in order to influence policymaking.
  • Present the policy positions and opinions of the organization to the public, government officials, and other organizations.

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What Are Popular Skills for Director, Public Policies?

Skills in Policy Analysis, Policy Development and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Lobbying and Legislative Policy.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Director, Public Policies?

An entry-level Director, Public Policy with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,868 based on 6 salaries. An early career Director, Public Policy with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,656 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Director, Public Policy with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,632 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Director, Public Policy with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,810 based on 109 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $123,151.
Employees with Director, Public Policy in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 59.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (39.2% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (16.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (14.1% less) and Sacramento, California (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 309 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
20.1%
Mid Career
34.6%
Experienced
35.3%
Late Career
8.1%