Policy Analyst Salary

The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $54,472 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
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$39,335 - $79,308
$39K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,472
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$14.81 - $34.30
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MEDIAN: $20.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,335 - $79,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
Profit Sharing
$5,896  
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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$39,065 - $79,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 654
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $34.30  
   
Overtime
$22.51 - $74.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,896  
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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$39,065 - $79,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Policy Analyst

Policy analysts work by trying to change, adjust, or implement new public policies, regulations, and laws. They often work either directly in government or for non-government organizations which extensively lobby for policy adjustments. Even some for-profit companies use policy analysts to help steer regulation and political action in favorable ways.

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Policy Analyst Tasks

  • Review, evaluate, and monitor policies and legislation to determine their benefits, flaws, and impacts.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to understand and document needs, concerns, and viewpoints.
  • Gather, analyze, integrate, and report on quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Formulate policy reports that synthesize information, benefit constituents, and display evidence.

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Pay by Experience Level for Policy Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,204

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Key Stats for Policy Analyst

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Policy Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

▲27%

▲13%

National Average
$54,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries

Legal Research
▲9%


Statistical Analysis
▲3%


Policy Analysis
▼0%

Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$54,000



Lobbying
▼15%

Community Outreach / Activism
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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