Policy Analyst Salary

The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $54,896 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Policy Development is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$39,534 - $79,149
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MEDIAN: $54,896
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,534 - $79,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,142  
Profit Sharing
$5,896  
Total Pay (?
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$39,221 - $79,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 633
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $34.30  
   
Overtime
$22.51 - $74.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,142  
   
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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$39,221 - $79,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Policy Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Policy Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 515 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Policy Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 165 salaries. An experienced Policy Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 81 salaries. A Policy Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,605

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Key Stats for Policy Analyst

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Policy Analyst Salaries

▲44%

▲24%

▲12%

National Average
$55,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries

Policy Development
▲13%

Legal Research
▲8%

Statistical Analysis
▲3%



Policy Analysis
▼0%

Data Analysis
▼0%

Technical Writing
▼0%

National Average
$55,000


Lobbying
▼16%

Community Outreach / Activism
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 7%