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.
|Salary||$42,420 - $80,822|
|Bonus||$486.45 - $7,008|
|Total Pay (||$42,705 - $84,083|
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
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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