Health Policy Research Assistant Salary

For Health Policy Research Assistants, annual average wages total $43K per year. Female Health Policy Research Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Health Policy Research Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,704 - $54,472
$36K
$43K
$54K
MEDIAN: $42,836
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$18.00 - $22.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$35,704 - $54,472  
   
Bonus
$1,001  
Total Pay (?
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$35,531 - $54,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$20.91  
   
Overtime
$33.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Bonus
$1,001  
   
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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$35,531 - $54,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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


Survey results imply that Health Policy Research Assistants put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Proposal Writing, Project Management, Literature Searching, and Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Technical Writing, Research Analysis, and Project Coordinating. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,011

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

For Health Policy Research Assistants, New York provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Health Policy Research Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+2 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boston.

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Key Stats for Health Policy Research Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
7%
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Skills That Affect Health Policy Research Assistant Salaries

Proposal Writing
▲9%

Literature Searching
▲3%

Project Management
▲3%

Policy Analysis
▲1%

National Average
$43,000


Project Coordinating
▼4%

Research Analysis
▼6%

Technical Writing
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 2%
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