The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $52,577 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Policy Analyst Total Pay (?
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$36,315 - $85,117
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MEDIAN: $52,576
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Policy Analyst Total Pay (?
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$11.08 - $34.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,315 - $85,117  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,965  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $6,117  
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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$35,607 - $85,979  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 750
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $34.23  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,965  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $6,117  
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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$35,607 - $85,979  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 750
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Job Description for Policy Analyst
Policy analysts help to develop policies for the government, as well as give advice to ministers and senior management. They evaluate, research, and consult stakeholders before giving their best advice to the government. Policy analysts review, evaluate, and monitor policies and legislation; they also formulate policy reports that synthesize information and display quantitative and qualitative evidence.
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Policy Analyst Tasks
  • Gather, analyze, integrate, and report on quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Formulate policy reports that synthesize information, benefit constituents, and display evidence.
  • 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Policy Analyst
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Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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San Francisco
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Baltimore
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Columbus
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Boston
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National Average
$52,000
New York
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Austin
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Denver
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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Raleigh
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Experience Affects Policy Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%
National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries

Research Analysis
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National Average
$52,000
Data Analysis
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Gender
Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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