Policy Analyst Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$56,000
$33,000
Min 10%
$56,000
Median 50%
$93,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
2.3 years
How much does a policy analyst make?
The national average salary for a Policy Analyst in the U.S. is $56,435 annually or $27.13 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $93,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $33,000 per year. Professional companies and Technology companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Policy Analyst salaries are New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, and Virginia. The typical tenure for a Policy Analyst is 2.3 years.
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Average Policy Analyst Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Policy Analyst in the United States is $56,435 per year or $27.13 per hour. The city with the highest Policy Analyst salary is Washington, DC at $84,311 per year. The average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $54,000. New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, and Virginia are the highest paying states. Vermont, South Dakota, and Arkansas have the lowest Policy Analyst salaries.

Map of Policy Analyst Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Policy Analysts earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Policy Analyst Salary By Company

Policy Analysts report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Policy Analysts are Professional companies and Technology companies. Google and McGuireWoods are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Goldman Sachs or PayPal, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Policy Analysts.

Average Policy Analyst Pay By Industry

Policy Analyst salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Technology companies, Finance companies, and Professional companies tend to have the highest salaries for Policy Analysts. Salaries for Policy Analysts in Technology companies average $69,961 annually, while Finance companies and Professional companies pay $64,214 and $63,660, respectively. The types of companies that pay Policy Analysts the least are in the Telecommunication industry, where the average annual salary is $54,201.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$69,961
$70k
Finance
Finance
$64,214
$64k
Professional
Professional
$63,660
$64k
Government
Government
$60,422
$60k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$54,201
$54k

Policy Analyst Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Policy Analyst Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Policy Analyst can range from $29,960 to $79,240 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Policy Analyst Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Citizenship and Immigration Services
Supervisory Policy Analyst
04/24/2020
$142,701
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Policy Analyst
04/23/2020
$59,534
New York State Civil Service
Policy Analyst
04/23/2020
$58,000
Policy Analyst
04/23/2020
$121,316
Covr Financial Technologies
Insurance Policy Analyst
04/14/2020
$300,000
Covr Financial Technologies
Insurance Policy Analyst
04/14/2020
$300,000
New America Foundation
Policy Counsel or Policy Analyst
03/28/2020
$55,000
Office of The Secretary of The Interior
Policy Analyst
03/28/2020
$102,663
Dallas Housing Authority
Policy Analyst
03/27/2020
$47,535
Policy Manager & Analyst
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$68,500
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