Salary for Budget Analysts

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Also known as:  Budget Analyst, Budget Coordinator, Budget Examiner, Budget Officer, Cost Analyst helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Budget analysts examine organizational budgets to determine their appropriateness, accuracy, completeness, and compliance with legal and internal regulations. They may submit recommendations regarding the allocation of funds and the disapproval or approval of funding requests. These professionals are required to stay informed of changes in industry or supplier market trends and to adjust budgets and budget estimates accordingly. They may also confer with management regarding program changes, and run cost-benefit analyses as needed. Professionals in this field generally have at least a Bachelor's degree, although many may have their Master's degree as well.

A Budget Analyst can get salaries in a range of $51,220 to $121,360 based on tenure and industry expertise. can get wages of eigthy-two thousand six hundred and ninety dollars annually.

are compensated at the highest average salary in District of Columbia, where they receive average job salaries of just about $104,330. These employees make the highest salary in Construction, where they can receive an average job salary of $91,310.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.79 percent nationwide in that time.


Budget Analysts tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Retail Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Wholesale Trade