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Policy Analyst Salary

The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $54,216 per year. A skill in Legal Research 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.
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$37,483 - $83,707
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$37K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,216
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$14.79 - $38.22
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$38
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,483 - $83,707  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,956  
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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$37,141 - $84,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 776
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $38.22  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,956  
   
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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$37,141 - $84,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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 by Experience Level for Policy Analyst

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

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Policy Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 18%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 8%


Policy Analysis
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Legislative Policy
0%

National Average
$54,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%
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