Average Experienced Senior Policy Analyst Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$95,000
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$2,100
Bonus
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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Policy Analyst in Washington, District of Columbia is $95,000.
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$61k
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$95k
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$153k
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MEDIAN $95,000
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Salary
$61k - $153k
Bonus
$983 - $6k
Total Pay
$61k - $154k

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Job Description for Senior Policy Analyst

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.

Career Paths

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Senior Policy Analyst
Policy Analyst
Government Affairs Director
Manager, Government Affairs
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Policy Analyst

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Policy Analyst

An early career Senior Policy Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,965 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Senior Policy Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,216 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,184.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 96 survey responses.
Early Career
33.3%
Mid Career
56.3%
Late Career
10.4%