Health Policy Analyst Salary
Pay for Health Policy Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $58K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Health Policy Analysts make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$42,801 - $79,532|
|Bonus||$750 - $7,000|
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|$43,296 - $81,414|
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.Read More...
Persons in this career field typically have a post-baccalaureate degree in public health, public policy or a related field. The analyst must be an excellent researcher and excel at advanced statistical work, as well as have outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Because the policy analyst's job may involve providing presentations to lawmakers or lobbying these groups, the analyst must be comfortable with public speaking and presenting what are often complex causal relationships in a manner that can be easily understood by the public and government officials. The analyst may also make presentations to help a non-government organization secure funding for causes relevant to public health policy.
Health Policy Analyst Tasks
- 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.
- Prepare policy briefs, reports, public hearing testimonies, presentations, and petitions.
- Work with policy makers to implement solutions.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Health Policy Analysts in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Health Policy Analysts in Baltimore make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.
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