Budget Analyst Salary Information

The salary statistics of budget analysts are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of budget analysts within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The budget analysts annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Budget Analyst Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,300
25th Percentile Wage
$58,860
50th Percentile Wage
$73,840
75th Percentile Wage
$92,890
90th Percentile Wage
$111,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for budget analysts. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) budget analysts is $111,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,300. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 130% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of budget analysts from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,8403.05%6.18%
201571,5900.52%-
201471,2201.56%-
201370,1101.18%-
201269,280--

Table 2. Budget Analyst Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of budget analysts in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for budget analysts occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $92,080. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $64,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$92,080
Information
$83,560
Manufacturing
$82,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$81,550
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$80,660
Transportation and Warehousing
$80,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$78,250
Wholesale Trade
$77,420
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$76,870
Finance and Insurance
$73,580
Utilities
$73,330
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$72,900
Federal, State, and Local Government
$72,150
Health Care and Social Assistance
$71,320
Retail Trade
$70,490
Construction
$69,640
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$69,560
Accommodation and Food Services
$68,950
Educational Services
$64,890

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Budget Analysts by States

From the above tables we note that not only budget analysts salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of budget analysts in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $43,510 to $95,220. The highest paying state for budget analysts is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $95,220. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $43,510. For more salary information of budget analysts profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$95,220
Virginia
$84,610
California
$83,960
Maryland
$83,650
Connecticut
$82,480
Michigan
$80,540
Rhode Island
$79,700
Alaska
$77,730
New Jersey
$76,860
Colorado
$76,340
Hawaii
$75,900
Alabama
$75,880
Massachusetts
$75,560
Illinois
$73,430
Texas
$73,380
New York
$73,080
Utah
$72,720
Ohio
$72,430
Washington
$71,740
Oregon
$70,700
Wisconsin
$69,780
Arizona
$69,760
Delaware
$69,650
Missouri
$69,210
New Mexico
$69,130
Iowa
$69,060
Georgia
$68,830
Kansas
$68,820
Nevada
$68,590
Minnesota
$68,080
North Carolina
$67,360
New Hampshire
$67,330
Pennsylvania
$67,250
Indiana
$65,860
Wyoming
$65,180
Vermont
$64,700
Maine
$64,350
Louisiana
$63,660
Oklahoma
$63,350
Idaho
$63,200
Florida
$63,090
Tennessee
$62,340
South Carolina
$62,030
North Dakota
$62,010
West Virginia
$61,010
Mississippi
$59,250
Montana
$59,240
South Dakota
$58,750
Arkansas
$57,820
Nebraska
$57,450
Kentucky
$51,100
Virgin Islands
$48,560
Puerto Rico
$43,510


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