Health Policy Research Assistant Salary

Health Policy Research Assistants in the United States take home approximately $42K annually on average. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Health Policy Research Assistants (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Health Policy Research Assistants. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,704 - $54,336
$36K
$42K
$54K
MEDIAN: $41,870
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$16.50 - $21.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$35,704 - $54,336  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$35,415 - $54,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$20.90  
   
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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$35,415 - $54,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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 report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Proposal Writing, Project Management, Literature Searching, and Policy Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Technical Writing and Research Analysis. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,132

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

For Health Policy Research Assistants, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Health Policy Research Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+4 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Health Policy Research Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
6%
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Skills That Affect Health Policy Research Assistant Salaries

Proposal Writing
▲11%

Project Management
▲6%

Literature Searching
▲5%

Policy Analysis
▲3%

National Average
$42,000


Project Coordinating
▼2%

Research Analysis
▼4%

Technical Writing
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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