Median pay for Health Policy Research Assistants in the United States is around $42K per year. Health Policy Research Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 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 report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,423 - $54,284
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MEDIAN: $41,788
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$35,423 - $54,284  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$35,245 - $54,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$21.22  
   
Overtime
$33.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$35,245 - $54,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Health Policy Research Assistant

  • Assist the researcher in conducting studies about the field of health policy.
  • Present findings for the benefit of governments, private foundations, and nonprofits.
  • Gather information through surveys and searching databases.

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Popular Skills for Health Policy Research Assistant


Health Policy Research Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Proposal Writing, Project Management, Literature Searching, and Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Technical Writing and Research Analysis. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,062

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Health Policy Research Assistants, 26 percent above the national average. The lowest-paying market is Boston, which sits 6 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Health Policy Research Assistant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
6%
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Skills That Affect Health Policy Research Assistant Salaries

Proposal Writing
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Literature Searching
up arrow 4%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 3%

National Average
$42,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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