Health Policy Research Assistant Salary

Median pay for Health Policy Research Assistants in the United States is around $41K per year. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Health Policy Research Assistants are female. For the most part, Health Policy Research Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,225 - $51,786
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,748
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$13.94 - $22.81
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$32,225 - $51,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
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$31,263 - $51,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $22.81  
   
Overtime
$20.93 - $27.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$31,263 - $51,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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


Survey results imply that Health Policy Research Assistants put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Proposal Writing, Project Coordinating, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing and Literature Searching. Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know Research Analysis.

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Skills That Affect Health Policy Research Assistant Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 8%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
0%

National Average
$40,000

Literature Searching
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 8%
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