$56,393
Avg. Salary
$21.10
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,704

Profit Sharing

$5,910

The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $21.10 per hour.

The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $56,393 per year.

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$14.92 - $34.98
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$0$81K
Salary $40,108 - $80,778
Bonus $0.00 - $6,140
Profit Sharing $919 - $10,067
Total Pay (?
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$39,625 - $81,040
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,207
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $14.92 - $34.98
Overtime $1.64 - $71.51
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,140
Profit Sharing $919 - $10,067
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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$39,625 - $81,040
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 92

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.

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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.

Policy Analyst Pay By Employer

$0$80K

Acumen LLC
15 profiles
$61,521

$63,718

$49,998

Common Career Paths for Policy Analyst


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Policy Analyst Job Listings

Popular Skills for Policy Analyst

Pay by Experience Level for Policy Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Policy Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Policy Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 515 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $61,000 based on 165 salaries. An experienced Policy Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 81 salaries. A 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 $79,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,972

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Policy Analyst Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Policy Analyst?

Policy Analyst in Montgomery:
"Strive, Achieve & Excell."
Students should stirred to produce the best results possible. Achieve something every day. Excell at something.

Policy Analyst in Madison:
"Be a generalist."
I would recommend developing hard skills like cost-benefit analysis, program evaluation, and policy analysis to make yourself marketable to a broad range of government agencies.

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Key Stats for Policy Analyst

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Policy Analyst Salaries

▲40%

▲21%

▲10%

National Average
$56,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Policy Analyst Salaries

Policy Development
▲10%

Legal Research
▲5%


Statistical Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$56,000


Policy Analysis
▼2%

Data Analysis
▼2%

Technical Writing
▼3%


Lobbying
▼18%

Community Outreach / Activism
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 9%