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Highest Paying Industries for Budget Analysts

The top 100 highest paying industries for budget analysts (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $96,340, accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services is the highest paying industry for budget analysts. It is followed by wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) industry (average annual salary $90,700). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of budget analysts in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Budget Analysts

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$96,340
320
2 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$90,700
430
3 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$90,370
n/a
4 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$89,740
60
5 Real Estate
$88,200
100
6 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,850
n/a
7 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$86,210
130
8 Telecommunications
$85,670
1,150
9 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$84,060
1,290
10 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$83,830
1,060
11 Oil and Gas Extraction
$83,730
60
12 Natural Gas Distribution
$83,630
160
13 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$83,400
670
14 Machinery Manufacturing
$82,730
320
15 Software Publishers
$81,590
100
16 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$81,400
1,390
17 Postal Service (federal government)
$81,310
130
18 Information
$80,630
1,910
19 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$80,530
40
20 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$80,490
1,460
21 Engineering Services
$80,200
1,370
22 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$80,130
2,300
23 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$79,660
270
24 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$79,590
160
25 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,440
6,240
26 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$79,320
60
27 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$78,950
2,590
28 Rail Transportation
$78,830
80
29 Manufacturing
$78,650
4,900
30 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$78,570
50
31 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$78,370
150
32 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$78,150
1,090
33 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$77,940
120
34 Mining
$77,940
220
35 Depository Credit Intermediation
$77,830
440
36 Other Telecommunications
$77,790
50
37 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$77,480
130
38 Scientific Research and Development Services
$77,260
1,250
39 Other Information Services
$77,230
n/a
40 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$77,180
90
41 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$77,120
200
42 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$77,120
140
43 Federal government, including USPS
$76,860
11,140
44 Chemical Manufacturing
$76,860
130
45 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$76,680
140
46 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$76,460
11,010
47 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$76,430
40
48 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$76,170
4,070
49 Transportation and Warehousing
$76,150
560
50 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$75,810
30
51 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$75,290
280
52 Activities Related to Real Estate
$75,250
30
53 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$75,190
n/a
54 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$75,110
80
55 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$74,950
600
56 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$74,620
1,490
57 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$74,500
120
58 Other Financial Investment Activities
$74,340
200
59 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$74,090
30
60 Support Activities for Mining
$74,090
150
61 Building Equipment Contractors
$74,080
50
62 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$74,050
40
63 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$74,010
740
64 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$73,910
40
65 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$73,860
100
66 Hospitals - Local government owned
$73,860
100
67 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$73,720
90
68 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$73,590
130
69 Wholesale Trade
$73,470
1,060
70 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$73,360
40
71 Office Administrative Services
$73,100
270
72 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$73,090
160
73 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$72,700
80
74 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$72,660
260
75 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$72,570
100
76 Specialty Trade Contractors
$72,360
70
77 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$72,090
n/a
78 Pipeline Transportation
$71,950
90
79 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$71,910
70
80 Paper Manufacturing
$71,880
40
81 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$71,840
50
82 Utilities
$71,650
590
83 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$71,590
460
84 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$71,570
40
85 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$71,410
100
86 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$71,390
280
87 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$71,220
480
88 Scheduled Air Transportation
$71,140
150
89 Nonstore Retailers
$71,050
80
90 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$71,030
60
91 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$70,960
40
92 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,910
840
93 Air Transportation
$70,870
160
94 Administrative and Support Services
$70,710
800
95 Finance and Insurance
$70,370
1,980
96 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$70,300
70
97 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$70,190
360
98 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$70,140
120
99 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$69,860
40
100 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$69,710
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for budget analysts.