Health Policy Analyst Salary
Earnings for Health Policy Analysts in the United States come in at around $60K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$42,754 - $80,079|
|Bonus||$103.04 - $6,750|
|Total Pay (||$42,924 - $81,508|
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. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
For Health Policy Analysts, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Health Policy Analysts in Baltimore earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.
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