Entry-Level Policy Analyst Salary

Entry-Level Policy Analysts take home an average $53K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. More than half of Entry-Level Policy Analysts (61 percent) survey participants are women. Most Entry-Level Policy Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,895 - $71,891
$39K
$53K
$72K
MEDIAN: $52,707
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$14.80 - $30.48
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MEDIAN: $19.14
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$0$71K
Salary $38,895 - $71,891
Bonus $0.00 - $5,059
Profit Sharing $5,932
Total Pay (?
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$38,277 - $71,886
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 478
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.80 - $30.48
Overtime $-0.50 - $44.70
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,059
Profit Sharing $5,932
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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$38,277 - $71,886
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,243

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, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Policy Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+11 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), Boston (+3 percent), and Washington (+2 percent). Entry-Level Policy Analysts in Raleigh make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Philadelphia and Portland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
12%
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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 63 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 7%
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