Senior Policy Analyst Salary

The average salary for a Senior Policy Analyst is $76,110 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.

$51,839 - $116,571
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$52K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,109
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$51,839 - $116,571  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,939  
Profit Sharing
$740 - $6,000  
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$52,601 - $120,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 405

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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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Experience Affects Senior Policy Analyst Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Senior Policy Analyst Salaries


Policy Analysis
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Technical Writing
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National Average
$77,000

Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 5%