$56,271
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,927

Profit Sharing

$5,872
The average pay for a Policy Analyst is $54,896 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Policy Development is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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MEDIAN: $56,271
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$0$80K
Salary $40,086 - $80,683
Bonus $0.00 - $6,243
Profit Sharing $919 - $10,067
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$39,636 - $80,987
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,215
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $14.97 - $35.25
Overtime $0.75 - $65.25
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,243
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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$39,636 - $80,987
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

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.

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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: $55,912

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Policy Analyst

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 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: 64%
no benefits
None: 8%