Entry-Level Policy Analyst Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Policy Analysts lies in the neighborhood of $53K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Policy Analysts (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,214 - $72,161
$39K
$53K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,020
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$14.87 - $32.69
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MEDIAN: $18.49
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$0$72K
Salary $39,214 - $72,161
Bonus $0.00 - $5,021
Profit Sharing $4,728
Total Pay (?
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$38,358 - $72,263
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 470
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $14.87 - $32.69
Overtime $25.17
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,021
Profit Sharing $4,728
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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$38,358 - $72,263
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,495

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Policy Analysts, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Policy Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+10 percent), Chicago (+4 percent), Boston (+2 percent), and Washington (+1 percent). Entry-Level Policy Analysts in Raleigh take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Philadelphia and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively.

Policy Analyst Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Policy Analyst in Montgomery:
"Strive, Achieve & Excell."
Students should stirred to produce the best results possible. Achieve something every day. Excell at something.

Policy Analyst in Madison:
"Be a generalist."
I would recommend developing hard skills like cost-benefit analysis, program evaluation, and policy analysis to make yourself marketable to a broad range of government agencies.

Key Stats for Policy Analyst

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries

Statistical Analysis
▲7%

Technical Writing
▲2%





National Average
$52,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%
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