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Policy Analyst Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $53,387 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.
Policy Analyst Salary (?
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$36,994 - $84,832
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MEDIAN: $53,386
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Policy Analyst Salary (?
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$11.90 - $39.16
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,994 - $84,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
Profit Sharing
$4,183 - $8,000  
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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$36,465 - $85,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 709
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $39.16  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $24.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,183 - $8,000  
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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$36,465 - $85,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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

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

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Oakland
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Dallas
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San Francisco
up arrow 8%
Portland
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Boston
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National Average
$53,000
Columbus
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Chicago
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Denver
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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 51%
National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 20%
Legislative Policy
up arrow 3%
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
Research Analysis
up arrow 2%
National Average
$53,000
Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%