Health Policy Analyst Salary

Health Policy Analysts in the United States take home approximately $55K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Health Policy Analysts making up 73 percent. The majority of Health Policy Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,880 - $87,128
MEDIAN: $54,590

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$40,996 - $87,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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.


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.

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Health Policy Analysts only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Research Analysis, Technical Writing, Policy Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Competency in Policy Analysis frequently indicates knowledge of Research Analysis.

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Experience Affects Health Policy Analyst Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Health Policy Analyst Salaries

Research Analysis
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


73 %
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 6%