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Health Policy Research Assistant Salary (United States)

Health Policy Research Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Most Health Policy Research Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up the vast majority of Health Policy Research Assistants (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Health Policy Research Assistant Salary (?
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$30,924 - $50,345
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MEDIAN: $40,135
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Health Policy Research Assistant Salary (?
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$13.70 - $22.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,924 - $50,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$30,487 - $50,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $22.58  
   
Overtime
$20.93 - $27.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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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$30,487 - $50,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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Health Policy Research Assistants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Data Analysis, Proposal Writing, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Literature Searching and Technical Writing.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Boston
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National Average
$40,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Health Policy Research Assistants working in Washington earn a bit more than the national average, but overall, earnings in this area are not heavily influenced by geographic location. Health Policy Research Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+1 percent).

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Skills That Affect Health Policy Research Assistant Salaries

Project Coordinating
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Data Analysis
up arrow 5%
Proposal Writing
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Research Analysis
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National Average
$40,000
Technical Writing
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Literature Searching
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 10%