Health Policy Analyst Salary

An average Health Policy Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Health Policy Analysts survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to 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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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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Technical Writing
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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%