The average salary for a Policy Advisor is $71,999.
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Job Description for Policy Advisor
Policy advisors work with a range of elected officials, chief executives, and senior officers on specific projects, such as analyzing government-activity for campaign groups, developing media campaigns for public affairs consultancies, and conducting research for MPs/MSPs. They may also serve as lobbyists for industries, businesses, and charities. Policy advisors spend the majority of their time researching, writing, and presenting reports, and they often work closely with policy analysts withi…Read more
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Popular Skills for Policy Advisor
Skills in Policy Analysis, Policy Development, Strategy Development and Legislative Policy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Policy Advisor
An early career Policy Advisor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,023 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Policy Advisor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,771 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Policy Advisor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,586 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,838.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Policy Advisor in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 17.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (10.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (16.3% less) and Portland, Oregon (9.7% less).
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