Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Policy Analyst is $51,302
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Policy Analysts?
An early career Policy Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,212 based on 519 salaries. A mid-career Policy Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,989 based on 193 salaries. An experienced Policy Analyst …Read more
What Do Policy Analysts Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.