An average Health Policy Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $58K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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 almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Female Health Policy Analysts make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,097 - $80,383
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MEDIAN: $58,233
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$43,024 - $81,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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.

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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

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Health Policy Analyst Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Policy Analysis
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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