Health Policy Analyst Salary

The average Health Policy Analyst in the United States earns approximately $54K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Health Policy Analysts survey respondents are women (72 percent). Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,578 - $85,332

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$39,578 - $85,332  
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$40,022 - $86,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Job Description for Health Policy Analyst

A health policy analyst helps develop and analyze strategies related to health policy for their institution. They typically work for (and with) government institutions, nonprofit organizations, political action committees and community groups. The healthy policy analyst uses research and data to show the effects of existing policies across various demographic groups and assesses the likely effects of prospective legislative policy. The analyst typically gathers (or supervises the gathering of) data and - using advanced statistical analysis and modeling - assesses the potential short- and long-term effects of health policy on communities across demographics.


Health Policy Analyst Tasks

  • Prepare policy briefs, reports, public hearing testimonies, presentations, and petitions.
  • Work with policy makers to implement solutions.
  • Provide solutions to community health and social problems by conducting and analyzing research.
  • May conduct site visits to assess operations and costs of health care programs.

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Professional skills reported by Health Policy Analysts are few in number. Most notably, skills in Research Analysis, Technical Writing, Data Analysis, and Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Aptitude in Policy Analysis tends to also indicate an understanding of Research Analysis.

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Experience Affects Health Policy Analyst Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Health Policy Analyst Salaries

Research Analysis
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Policy Analysis

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


72 %
28 %

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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%