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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 $97,970, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for budget analysts. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $86,760). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$97,970
$66,510 2,040
2 Virginia
$86,760
$54,820 3,620
3 Maryland
$84,990
$54,960 2,350
4 California
$84,850
$53,950 7,090
5 Rhode Island
$83,140
$60,720 130
6 Connecticut
$81,810
$58,500 1,120
7 New Jersey
$79,370
$52,860 2,190
8 Colorado
$79,220
$57,500 1,150
9 Massachusetts
$79,090
$53,320 1,880
10 Alabama
$78,940
$48,810 840
11 Hawaii
$78,150
$54,400 320
12 Michigan
$76,420
$51,460 740
13 Alaska
$75,940
$56,730 320
14 Texas
$74,780
$49,230 4,770
15 New York
$74,150
$51,550 3,320
16 Ohio
$73,740
$49,860 1,000
17 Illinois
$73,140
$52,720 1,460
18 Oregon
$72,330
$52,880 710
19 Utah
$72,260
$49,270 350
20 New Mexico
$72,250
$49,880 600
21 Georgia
$72,160
$44,260 1,470
22 Minnesota
$71,810
$45,740 440
23 Washington
$71,510
$53,120 1,190
24 Wisconsin
$71,510
$52,290 1,060
25 New Hampshire
$70,180
$50,550 90
26 Iowa
$69,700
$47,990 270
27 Missouri
$69,540
$46,860 660
28 Nevada
$69,400
$50,160 310
29 Pennsylvania
$68,980
$50,860 1,420
30 Oklahoma
$68,910
$42,810 860
31 North Carolina
$68,780
$45,930 1,100
32 Arizona
$68,090
$50,320 1,180
33 Delaware
$66,320
$48,520 130
34 Idaho
$66,310
$51,430 140
35 Florida
$66,240
$44,840 2,810
36 South Carolina
$66,230
$47,270 250
37 Indiana
$66,050
$44,110 480
38 Tennessee
$65,860
$45,680 510
39 Wyoming
$64,760
$49,770 100
40 North Dakota
$64,700
$49,770 100
41 Kansas
$64,520
$48,350 270
42 Vermont
$64,450
$47,010 80
43 Maine
$63,600
$45,520 150
44 Louisiana
$63,030
$43,310 430
45 West Virginia
$61,400
$39,780 200
46 Nebraska
$61,140
$35,040 290
47 Mississippi
$60,690
$39,990 440
48 Montana
$60,170
$40,300 250
49 South Dakota
$59,840
$44,760 140
50 Arkansas
$55,520
$30,460 670
51 Virgin Islands
$52,500
$36,620 80
52 Kentucky
$52,490
$40,150 1,050
53 Guam
$51,630
$37,050 50
54 Puerto Rico
$42,940
$23,250 490
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