The average pay for a Health Policy Analyst is $52,484 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. A skill in Research Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.
Health Policy Analyst Total Pay (?
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$37,439 - $81,761
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MEDIAN: $52,484
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Health Policy Analyst Total Pay (?
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$16.48 - $28.80
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,439 - $81,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $1,640  
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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$37,407 - $80,831  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $28.80  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $1,640  
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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$37,407 - $80,831  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Job Description for Health Policy Analyst
Health policy analysts are professionals who provide solutions to community health and social problems by conducting research and analyzing the results. The analysts work with those in charge of setting policies to implement the solutions reached via research, and they prepare briefs, reports, testimonies for public hearings, presentations and petitions on health policies. Analysts may visit healthcare sites to take stock of operations and assess the costs of healthcare programs. Health policy analysts are responsible for making sure that policies and solutions to problems are in compliance with any applicable regulations or laws. Education requirements include a master's degree in public health, public policy, or a closely related field. Successful applicants generally have several years of related experience in analyzing public or health policy, and are well-versed in the research techniques required to perform the job. Good health policy analysts are also familiar with the legislative process that is used to create public policies, and they stay up to date on any changes in health policies. Good oral and written communication skills are needed to foster a positive and collaborative work environment. Health policy analysts also need to have excellent reading comprehension skills. Computer skills are also part of the job: Good candidates are able to use word processor and spreadsheet programs. Lastly, analysts should be able to work independently and meet often stringent deadlines.
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.
Pay Difference By Location
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$53,000
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Experience Affects Health Policy Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Health Policy Analyst Salaries

Research Analysis
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Technical Writing
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Data Analysis
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Policy Analysis
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National Average
$53,000
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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