Senior Policy Analyst Salary
The average salary for a Senior Policy Analyst is $75,111 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
|Salary||$53,780 - $124,197|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $15,050|
|Total Pay (||$53,998 - $129,772|
Job Description for Senior Policy Analyst
A senior policy analyst works to ensure that government and corporate policies achieve desired effects and meet minimum levels of efficiency. The analyst is a specialized project manager, and they generally assess the efficacy of programs and policies (often those run by the government). After identifying a program or policy to examine, the senior policy analyst develops a project plan, defining what data must be gathered and what metrics must be examined. After developing a project plan, the senior policy analyst delegates tasks to team members, which may include gathering a specific data set or monitoring the performance of a specific system.Read More...
After data is gathered, the senior policy analyst oversees the statistical analysis of the data to determine what trends exist and to test hypotheses. Then, the senior policy analyst prepares a report detailing the efficacy of the program, weaknesses, strengths, and recommendations for improvement. At this point, the senior policy analyst submits the report, often making presentations to stakeholders such as corporate executives and governmental department heads. If the stakeholders approve of the recommendations made in the report, the senior policy analyst oversees the implementation of the recommendations.
Most senior policy analysts hold at least a bachelor's degree in a field related to their area of study and have previous experience with policy analysis. Senior policy analysts also must be strong communicators who excel at written and oral presentation of their findings.
Senior Policy Analyst Tasks
- Analyze budgets and performance trend data.
- Assist in drafting bills and in the decision-making process.
- Assess the impact of proposed legislation and prepare fiscal estimates.
- Present analyses and recommendations to committees.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Policy Analyst
Pay by Experience for a Senior Policy Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Policy Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Policy Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Senior Policy Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 47 salaries. A Senior Policy Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 20 salaries.
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