A Public Policy Analyst earns an average salary of $53,845 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$38,816 - $78,886
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$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,844
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$21.62 - $25.98
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,816 - $78,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$39,119 - $81,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$22.84  
   
Overtime
$21.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$39,119 - $81,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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.

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Public Policy Analyst Tasks

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

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Key Stats for Public Policy Analyst

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Public Policy Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Public Policy Analyst Salaries

Policy Analysis
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National Average
$53,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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