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Budget Analyst Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for budget analysts in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of budget analysts amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Budget Analysts in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,950
25th Percentile Wage
$67,380
50th Percentile Wage
$84,850
75th Percentile Wage
$104,810
90th Percentile Wage
$127,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for budget analysts in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of budget analysts from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,850
1.05% 9.62%
2016
$83,960
4.44% -
2015
$80,230
2.49% -
2014
$78,230
1.07% -
2013
$77,390
0.90% -
2012
$76,690
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Budget Analysts in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of budget analysts in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of budget analysts in state of California ranges from $53,950 to $95,310. The highest paying area for budget analysts in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $95,310. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Rosa-Petaluma (mean annual salary $94,990). The lowest paying area is Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$95,310
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$94,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$94,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$92,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$91,010
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$89,180
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$83,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$82,110
Bakersfield-Delano
$82,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$80,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$80,530
Modesto
$80,140
Salinas
$79,840
Vallejo-Fairfield
$77,740
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$76,740
Merced
$76,320
Stockton
$75,460
Visalia-Porterville
$70,800
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,400
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$70,050
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$69,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$67,990
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$66,550
Yuba City
$63,840
Fresno
$62,230
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$53,950




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