Health Policy Analyst Salary

The average Health Policy Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $59K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Though the majority of Health Policy Analysts do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Health Policy Analysts survey respondents are women (71 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,420 - $80,822
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MEDIAN: $58,777
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$42,420 - $80,822  
   
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$486.45 - $7,008  
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$42,705 - $84,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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.

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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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,333

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With a pay rate for Health Policy Analysts that is 8 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Health Policy Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Health Policy Analysts in Baltimore bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average.

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Key Stats for Health Policy Analyst

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Health Policy Analyst Salaries

Experienced
▲34%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Health Policy Analyst Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Research Analysis
▼2%


Technical Writing
▼5%

Data Analysis
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 5%
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