A Legislative Analyst earns an average salary of $56,408 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Policy Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$36,500 - $81,137
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,500 - $81,137  
   
Bonus
$961 - $10,304  
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$36,536 - $80,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$20.00  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$961 - $10,304  
   
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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$36,536 - $80,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Job Description for Legislative Analyst

Legislative analysts work primarily for corporations and other large organizations to help them understand how they are impacted by new and existing laws. These analysts carefully study how existing regulations may affect a business, school, or other organization and predict how potential outcomes of legislation under consideration will impact the business. They may specialize in areas that experience rapid change in official laws, such as health care, labor laws, and environmental legislation, and they typically create data-based reports for executives and operations officers within the organization to use in both financial reports and decision-making processes.

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Legislative Analyst Tasks

  • Analyze legislation and fiscal issues pertinent to their employer.
  • Keeps abreast of current legislation and changes to legislation pertaining to the relevant interest of the company or organization with whom they are employed.
  • Make recommendations regarding administrative and fiscal policies.
  • Oversees activities pertaining to various branches of government at various levels from municipal to federal.
  • Serve as administrative and fiscal resource to legislators.

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What is it like working as a Legislative Analyst?

Legislative Analyst in Rockville:
"Challenging but not very dynamic."
Pros: I enjoy writing and conducting data analysis. Every project is different and a new challenge.
Cons: The work environment is not very dynamic. Limited commitment among management and senior staff to mentoring and training of new staff.

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Experience Affects Legislative Analyst Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Legislative Analyst Salaries

Policy Analysis
up arrow 20%

National Average
$56,000

Legislative Policy
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 14%

Research Analysis
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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