An average Health Policy Research Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $41K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Health Policy Research Assistants. The vast majority (87 percent) of Health Policy Research Assistants who took the survey are female. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,511 - $54,184
MEDIAN: $41,396

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$35,511 - $54,184  
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$35,199 - $54,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Proposal Writing, Project Management, Policy Analysis, and Literature Searching are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Technical Writing. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,301

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Health Policy Research Assistants, 8 percent above the national average. Health Policy Research Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+1 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Boston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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%

Literature Searching
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis

Project Coordinating

National Average

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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


87 %
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 2%