A Policy Analyst in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $56,141 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$41,260 - $87,009
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$41K
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$87K
MEDIAN: $56,140
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$13.94 - $43.26
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$14
$17
$43
MEDIAN: $16.00
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Salary
$41,260 - $87,009  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $4,978  
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$40,414 - $88,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $43.26  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
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$-0.49 - $4,978  
   
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$40,414 - $88,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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Pay by Experience Level for Policy Analyst

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

Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Policy Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 60%

Late-Career
up arrow 48%


National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries


Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$56,000

Policy Analysis
up arrow 1%

Legislative Policy
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Lobbying
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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