The average salary for a Policy Analyst in Canada is C$60,054.
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Job Description for Policy Analyst
Policy analysts work by trying to change, adjust, or implement new public policies, regulations, and laws. They often work either directly in government or for non-government organizations which extensively lobby for policy adjustments. Even some for-profit companies use policy analysts to help steer regulation and political action in favorable ways. While some policy analysts are specialists within defined areas (such as energy policy and how it affects the energy industry), other analysts foc…Read more
Policy Analyst Tasks
- Review, evaluate, and monitor policies and legislation to determine their benefits, flaws, and impacts.
- Liaise with stakeholders to understand and document needs, concerns, and viewpoints.
- Gather, analyze, integrate, and report on quantitative and qualitative data.
- Formulate policy reports that synthesize information, benefit constituents, and display evidence.
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Popular Skills for Policy Analyst
Skills in Policy Analysis and Policy Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Data Analysis and Research Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Policy Analyst
An entry-level Policy Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$54,846 based on 21 salaries. An early career Policy Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$58,394 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career Policy Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$67,405 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Policy Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$76,437 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$90,633.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Policy Analyst in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 18.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (9.8% more) and Fredericton, New Brunswick (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (5.9% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (3.0% less).
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