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Highest Paying States for Budget Analysts

The highest paying states 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 of budget analysts in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $95,220, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for budget analysts. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $84,610). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of budget analysts in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Budget Analysts

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$95,220
$64,660 1,960
2 Virginia
$84,610
$53,670 3,610
3 California
$83,960
$54,050 7,080
4 Maryland
$83,650
$53,420 2,230
5 Connecticut
$82,480
$58,310 1,000
6 Michigan
$80,540
$56,830 870
7 Rhode Island
$79,700
$47,950 170
8 Alaska
$77,730
$54,960 290
9 New Jersey
$76,860
$51,590 2,380
10 Colorado
$76,340
$54,100 1,140
11 Hawaii
$75,900
$52,730 260
12 Alabama
$75,880
$48,060 860
13 Massachusetts
$75,560
$52,170 2,060
14 Illinois
$73,430
$52,300 1,400
15 Texas
$73,380
$47,630 4,930
16 New York
$73,080
$50,200 3,430
17 Utah
$72,720
$47,800 310
18 Ohio
$72,430
$49,390 1,300
19 Washington
$71,740
$51,290 1,310
20 Oregon
$70,700
$51,670 700
21 Wisconsin
$69,780
$51,850 580
22 Arizona
$69,760
$46,470 1,150
23 Delaware
$69,650
$47,460 140
24 Missouri
$69,210
$47,600 720
25 New Mexico
$69,130
$48,970 620
26 Iowa
$69,060
$46,410 280
27 Georgia
$68,830
$42,800 1,400
28 Kansas
$68,820
$49,040 510
29 Nevada
$68,590
$50,260 300
30 Minnesota
$68,080
$45,910 430
31 North Carolina
$67,360
$47,760 960
32 New Hampshire
$67,330
$48,470 90
33 Pennsylvania
$67,250
$48,970 1,450
34 Indiana
$65,860
$43,430 500
35 Wyoming
$65,180
$49,520 110
36 Vermont
$64,700
$46,760 80
37 Maine
$64,350
$45,610 150
38 Louisiana
$63,660
$43,140 430
39 Oklahoma
$63,350
$37,170 790
40 Idaho
$63,200
$46,610 170
41 Florida
$63,090
$42,580 2,910
42 Tennessee
$62,340
$42,610 460
43 South Carolina
$62,030
$39,990 310
44 North Dakota
$62,010
$48,980 120
45 West Virginia
$61,010
$38,020 210
46 Mississippi
$59,250
$39,460 410
47 Montana
$59,240
$36,030 220
48 South Dakota
$58,750
$43,490 130
49 Arkansas
$57,820
$34,370 430
50 Nebraska
$57,450
$34,220 310
51 Kentucky
$51,100
$40,100 1,180
52 Virgin Islands
$48,560
$34,960 80
53 Puerto Rico
$43,510
$24,850 530
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