Health Policy Research Assistant Salary

Health Policy Research Assistants in the United States take home approximately $42K per year on average. Female Health Policy Research Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Health Policy Research Assistants is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,759 - $53,180
(Median)
$34K
$42K
$53K
MEDIAN: $41,551
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$13.86 - $24.33
(Median)
$14
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$33,759 - $53,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$32,562 - $53,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $24.33  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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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$32,562 - $53,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Health Policy Research Assistant

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

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Popular Skills for Health Policy Research Assistant


Health Policy Research Assistants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Proposal Writing, Project Management, Policy Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,259

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

Surpassing the national average by 9 percent, Health Policy Research Assistants in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Health Policy Research Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston.

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Skills That Affect Health Policy Research Assistant Salaries

Proposal Writing
up arrow 13%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Literature Searching
up arrow 2%

Project Coordinating
0%

National Average
$41,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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