Legislative Analyst Salary

A Legislative Analyst earns an average salary of $57,147 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. A skill in Technical Writing 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.

$37,459 - $91,569
$37K
$57K
$92K
MEDIAN: $57,147
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50%
90%

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$17.00 - $27.87
$25
MEDIAN: $24.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$37,459 - $91,569  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $97,871  
Total Pay (?
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$37,227 - $89,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$24.87  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$408.51 - $97,871  
   
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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$37,227 - $89,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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

  • Oversees activities pertaining to various branches of government at various levels from municipal to federal.
  • Serve as administrative and fiscal resource to legislators.
  • Make recommendations regarding administrative and fiscal policies.
  • 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.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Legislative Analyst

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Legislative Analyst Salaries

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲21%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Legislative Analyst Salaries

Technical Writing
▲14%

Policy Analysis
▲7%

National Average
$57,000

Legislative Policy
▼3%

Research Analysis
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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