Senior Policy Analyst Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Policy Analyst is $74,411 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Senior Policy Analyst Total Pay (?
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$50,638 - $113,580
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MEDIAN: $74,410
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Senior Policy Analyst Total Pay (?
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$17.54 - $60.34
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,638 - $113,580  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,980  
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $7,000  
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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$51,412 - $116,267  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.54 - $60.34  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $7,000  
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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$51,412 - $116,267  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 431
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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

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$75,000
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Experience Affects Senior Policy Analyst Salaries

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$75,000

Skills That Affect Senior Policy Analyst Salaries

Policy Analysis
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Technical Writing
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$75,000
Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 5%
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