Energy Policy Analyst

Energy Policy Analysts primarily manage energy policy and regulations. This may mean they work on developing policies or regulations, or they may be analyzing proposed policies. They review regulations, statutes, or laws that relate to the energy industry and they can also develop and help implement a sustainable energy strategy.

Also known as: Policy Analyst, Climate Change Policy Analyst, Climate and Energy Program Associate, Environmental Policy Analyst, Policy Research Associate, Political Scientist

Pay Scale

$119,770 in 2021 in WA

$122,510 in 2021 in U.S.


Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate

Projected Opportunities

30 through 2030 in WA

600 through 2031 in U.S.

Career Path

The career path for an energy policy analyst begins as a policy analyst trainee. From there it can branch to energy policy analyst or public affairs specialist. Energy policy analysts can advance to senior policy analyst and further to supervisor. Public affairs specialists can advance to supervisory public affairs specialist and further to political scientist.

Chemical Engineer career path

Training & Requirements


Energy Policy Analysts typically have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, political science with coursework in energy policy, economics, and politics. Employers also look for 2-4 years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, or planning work.

Required Skills

    • Knowledgeable about energy efficiency equipment and techniques
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills with supervisors, coworkers, and others
    • Ability to use analytical or scientific software


    • Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements
    • Collaborate with senior managers to identify and solve problems; and others to ensure successful implementation or chosen problem solutions
    • Present research results to others