Salary for Budget Analysts

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Also known as:  Budget Analyst, Budget Coordinator, Budget Examiner, Budget Officer, Cost Analyst

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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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Construction
$91,310
Information
$91,220
Manufacturing
$89,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,600
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$86,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$86,540

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$71,670
Retail Trade
$74,610
Transportation and Warehousing
$75,380
Health Care and Social Assistance
$75,860
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$78,500
Wholesale Trade
$80,100