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.

$52,759 - $124,141
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MEDIAN: $75,111
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$52,759 - $124,141  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$2,928  
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$53,235 - $128,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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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.

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Senior Policy Analyst Tasks

  • Assess the impact of proposed legislation and prepare fiscal estimates.
  • Present analyses and recommendations to committees.
  • Analyze budgets and performance trend data.
  • Assist in drafting bills and in the decision-making process.

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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,836

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Key Stats for Senior Policy Analyst

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Senior Policy Analyst Salaries

▲38%

▲22%

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National Average
$76,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Policy Analyst Salaries




National Average
$76,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 7%