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Average Senior Policy Analyst Salary

$78,694
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,174
Bonus
$1,900
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The average salary for a Senior Policy Analyst is $78,694.
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$58k
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$79k
90%
$125k
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What Do Senior Policy Analysts Do?

Senior Policy Analyst Tasks
  • Analyze budgets and performance trend data.
  • Assist in drafting bills and in the decision-making process.
  • Assess the impact of proposed legislation and prepare fiscal estimates.
  • Present analyses and recommendations to committees.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Policy Analyst

3.9 out of 5
(48)
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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Policy Analysts?

Skills in Research Analysis and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Project Management and Policy Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Policy Analysts?

An early career Senior Policy Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $70,656 based on 91 salaries. A mid-career Senior Policy Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,187 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Senior Policy Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,052 based on 70 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,031.
Employees with Senior Policy Analyst in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Arlington, Virginia (6.7% more) and New York, New York (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (9.1% less), Los Angeles, California (7.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 304 survey responses.
Early Career
29.9%
Mid Career
35.5%
Experienced
23.0%
Late Career
11.5%