Public Policy Analyst Salary

A Public Policy Analyst earns an average salary of $49,153 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$35,866 - $73,974
MEDIAN: $49,153

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$36,079 - $74,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Job Description for Public Policy Analyst

Public policy analysts are responsible for analyzing and proposing public policy changes to save resources for the benefit of the population, as well as researching public policies and their implementation in locations with similar cultural, political, and economic conditions. Strong communication skills are important in this position to explain policies and invite citizens and political members to debates, and they also help collect data from law enforcement and receive feedback from the public and other sources for analysis.


Public Policy Analyst Tasks

  • Identify and engage key individuals and organizations for relationship development and outreach.
  • Prepare presentations, documents, and reports for a variety of audiences on current and proposed policies.
  • Analyze, coordinate, and document current public policy and make recommendations for policy agenda.

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Experience Affects Public Policy Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Public Policy Analyst Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 6%