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Policy Analyst Salary

The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $54,348 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.
$37,591 - $84,311
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MEDIAN: $54,347
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,591 - $84,311  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,801  
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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$37,060 - $84,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 730
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Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $36.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.61  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,801  
   
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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$37,060 - $84,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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

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Experience Affects Policy Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 18%


Policy Analysis
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Legislative Policy
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
0%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 8%