Public Policy Associate Salary

Median pay for Public Policy Associates in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. There are more female Public Policy Associates who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. The majority of Public Policy Associates claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,142 - $65,476
$39K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $49,410
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50%
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$16.99 - $25.00
$20
MEDIAN: $20.00
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$0$65K
Salary $39,142 - $65,476
Bonus $0.00 - $6,851
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$38,603 - $65,582
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $20.00
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,851
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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$38,603 - $65,582
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. It is often found that people who know Policy Analysis are also skilled in Legislative Policy.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,404

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

With a pay rate for Public Policy Associates that is 16 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Public Policy Associates will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent). Washington is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of 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
4%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
21%
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
▲11%

▲8%

National Average
$49,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Public Policy Associate Salaries


Legislative Policy
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Policy Analysis
▼1%

Project Management
▼4%

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
4%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 8%
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