Entry-Level Health Policy Research Assistants can expect wages of $41K annually on average. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Health Policy Research Assistants (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Health Policy Research Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,384 - $53,850
MEDIAN: $41,280

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$35,384 - $53,850  
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$35,059 - $54,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,186

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For Entry-Level Health Policy Research Assistants, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 9 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Boston, 4 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Health Policy Research Assistant Salaries

Proposal Writing
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Project Management
up arrow 8%

Literature Searching
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis

National Average

Project Coordinating
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Research Analysis
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Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

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


86 %
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 2%