Policy Analyst Salary

The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $54,909 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Lobbying and Statistical Analysis. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
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$38,124 - $83,104
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$38K
$55K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,909
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$14.85 - $35.75
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,124 - $83,104  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,700  
Profit Sharing
$5,967  
Total Pay (?
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$38,004 - $83,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 935
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,700  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,967  
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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$38,004 - $83,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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

  • 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 Difference by Location

National Average: $54,519

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Experience Affects Policy Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%



National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries

Lobbying
up arrow 26%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 14%

Legal Research
up arrow 8%


Policy Analysis
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$55,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Legislative Policy
up arrow 3%

Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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