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Working As A Policy Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $79,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Policy Analyst Do

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Duties

Management analysts typically do the following:

  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct onsite observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers to ensure changes are working

Although some management analysts work for the organization that they analyze, most work as consultants on a contractual basis. 

Whether they are self-employed or part of a large consulting company, the work of a management analyst may vary from project to project. Some projects require a team of consultants, each specializing in one area. In other projects, consultants work independently with the client organization’s managers.

Management analysts often specialize in certain areas, such as inventory management or reorganizing corporate structures to eliminate duplicate and nonessential jobs. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare or telecommunications. In government, management analysts usually specialize by type of agency.

Organizations hire consultants to develop strategies for entering and remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.

Management analysts who work on contract may write proposals and bid for jobs. Typically, an organization that needs the help of a management analyst solicits proposals from a number of consultants and consulting companies that specialize in the needed work. Those who want the work must then submit a proposal by the deadline that explains how the consultant will do the work, who will do the work, why they are the best consultants to do the work, what the schedule will be, and how much it will cost. The organization that needs the consultants then selects the proposal that best meets its needs and budget.

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How To Become A Policy Analyst

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Policy Analyst Career Paths

Policy Analyst
Consultant Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Controller Chief Finance Officer
Chief Finance And Operating Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Consultant Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager Director
Deputy Director
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Director
Chief Of Staff
7 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Program Director Director
Business Director
10 Yearsyrs
Analyst Compliance Analyst Compliance Manager
Compliance Director
12 Yearsyrs
Analyst Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Analyst Manager Operations Director
Director Of Business Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Manager Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Management
10 Yearsyrs
Attorney Owner Operations Director
Assistant Vice President Operations
8 Yearsyrs
Attorney Team Leader Unit Manager
Risk Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Attorney Account Manager Client Services Manager
Client Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Subject Matter Expert Operations Officer
Deputy Program Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Project Leader Project Management Lead
Change Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Operations Manager Senior Operations Manager
Head Operator
6 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Production Manager Processing Manager
Business Process Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Business Analyst Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Property Manager Asset Manager
Vending Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
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$51,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$122,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Madison, WI
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.3 years
How much does a Policy Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Policy Analyst in the United States is $79,594 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $51,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $122,000.

Real Policy Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Policy Analyst Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Washington, DC Dec 15, 2016 $140,000
Accounting Policy Lead Analyst Citibank, N.A. Islandia, NY Sep 01, 2015 $120,000
Policy Analyst McGuirewoods LLP Jacksonville, FL Sep 23, 2015 $98,000
Policy Analyst McGuirewoods Consulting LLC Jacksonville, FL Sep 27, 2015 $98,000
Risk Policy Analyst Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. (USA) Wilmington, DE Jan 09, 2016 $93,500
Project Policy Analyst 3 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA Mar 01, 2015 $92,316
Project Policy Analyst University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA Jan 13, 2016 $92,316
Global Financial Policies Analyst Hanesbrands Inc. Winston-Salem, NC May 12, 2016 $90,938
Risk Policy Analyst Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. (USA) Wilmington, DE Dec 09, 2016 $90,000
Data and Policy Analyst IV Acumen, LLC Washington, DC Apr 09, 2016 $89,003 -
$105,000
Global Financial Policies Analyst Hanesbrands Inc. Winston-Salem, NC Aug 16, 2016 $87,750
Data and Policy Analyst IV The Sphere Institute Burlingame, CA Apr 09, 2016 $85,862 -
$105,000
Project Policy Analyst University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA Apr 01, 2015 $85,000
Policy Analyst Immigrant Investors Association, Inc. Washington, DC Jan 09, 2016 $74,194
Mobile Source Emissions Policy Analyst Jack Faucett Associates, Inc. Bethesda, MD Sep 01, 2015 $70,228
Policy Analyst Immigrant Investors Association, Inc. Washington, DC Sep 01, 2015 $70,158
Data and Policy Analyst III The Sphere Institute Burlingame, CA Apr 09, 2016 $70,000 -
$95,000
Policy Analyst Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Washington, DC Jun 24, 2015 $68,349
Data and Policy Analyst II The Sphere Institute Burlingame, CA May 27, 2016 $67,683 -
$85,000
Data and Policy Analyst I The Sphere Institute Burlingame, CA Jul 27, 2015 $67,683 -
$95,000
Education Policy Analyst American Learning Foundation, Inc. Alhambra, CA Jan 09, 2016 $55,306
Policy Analyst International Peace Institute New York, NY Apr 27, 2015 $55,000
Policy Analyst International Peace Institute New York, NY Feb 22, 2016 $55,000
Aviation Policy Analyst Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc. Washington, DC Apr 01, 2015 $53,144
International Nuclear Policy Analyst Federation of American Scientists Washington, DC Jan 12, 2016 $53,000
Policy Analyst Aprise Incorporated Princeton, NJ Nov 30, 2016 $52,000
Environmental Policy Analyst Utah Clean Energy Alliance, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Sep 01, 2015 $50,045
Data Policy Analyst I The Sphere Institute Burlingame, CA Aug 17, 2015 $50,000 -
$75,000

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Top Skills for A Policy Analyst

  1. Ensure Compliance
  2. Technical Assistance
  3. Policy Issues
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Analyzed system-wide University of California policies to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and proposed modifications as required.
  • Provide technical assistance to professionals about civil protection orders, domestic violence and child maltreatment co-occurrence, and developing community collaborations.
  • Analyzed BillTally data from a quantitative and qualitative perspective in order to produce timely, relevant analyses of public policy issues.
  • Researched and analyzed consumers for the purpose of evaluating new marketing/public relations opportunities and creating strategic plans.
  • Collaborate with elected and appointed Medicaid personnel to develop metrics to use in evaluating the North Carolina Medicaid managed care program.

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Policy Analyst Demographics

Gender

Female

48.2%

Male

40.2%

Unknown

11.6%
Ethnicity

White

56.9%

Black or African American

14.5%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Asian

10.0%

Unknown

4.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

39.5%

French

18.5%

German

5.7%

Russian

5.4%

Chinese

5.4%

Arabic

4.5%

Mandarin

4.3%

Italian

4.3%

Japanese

2.8%

Korean

2.6%

Portuguese

1.7%

Turkish

0.9%

Swahili

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Dutch

0.6%

Ukrainian

0.6%

Cantonese

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Gujarati

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%
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Policy Analyst Education

Schools

George Washington University

11.4%

American University

9.2%

Georgetown University

7.7%

University of Texas at Austin

7.4%

George Mason University

5.8%

University of Phoenix

5.7%

New York University

5.4%

Johns Hopkins University

5.4%

University of California - Berkeley

5.0%

Columbia University

4.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.7%

Harvard University

3.7%

University of Southern California

3.3%

University of Maryland - Baltimore

3.3%

Florida State University

3.2%

Northeastern University

3.2%

University of Chicago

3.2%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.0%

Cornell University

3.0%

University of Washington

3.0%
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Majors

Political Science

14.0%

Law

13.5%

Business

13.3%

Public Administration

8.0%

Public Policy Analysis

6.5%

International Relations

5.3%

Economics

4.7%

Public Health

4.1%

Finance

3.8%

Social Work

3.5%

Management

3.3%

Urban Planning

2.9%

Health Care Administration

2.5%

Environmental Science

2.5%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

2.3%

Psychology

2.3%

Communication

1.9%

Accounting

1.9%

History

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.8%
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Degrees

Masters

46.0%

Bachelors

25.1%

Doctorate

14.5%

Other

9.2%

Certificate

3.2%

Associate

1.7%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.1%
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