Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

Policy Analysts can work across a variety of jurisdictions concerning government projects and policies.

As a Policy Analyst, you'll be responsible for presenting thoroughly researched policy solutions and advice. The average annual salary for this role is $75,131 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $75,131
salary range
$67,211
$75,131
$83,051
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
4% by 2020
4%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Policy Analyst are:
NSW
NSW 20.5%
VIC
VIC 20.6%
ACT
ACT 30.2%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Policy Analyst are:
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Interest in current affairs and politics
Source: myfuture.edu.au
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