Average Mid-Career Senior Policy Analyst Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Policy Analyst in Washington, District of Columbia is $78,216.
MEDIAN $78,216
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$59k - $112k
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$59k - $115k

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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
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Policy Analyst

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

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. An experienced Senior Policy Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,184.
Employees with Senior Policy Analyst in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boulder, Colorado (20.1% less), Boston, Massachusetts (19.4% less) and Hartford, Connecticut (13.7% less).

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