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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Budget Analyst Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,540
25th Percentile Wage
$60,170
50th Percentile Wage
$75,240
75th Percentile Wage
$94,770
90th Percentile Wage
$113,740

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 $113,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,540. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 129% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$75,240
1.86% 7.92%
2016
$73,840
3.05% -
2015
$71,590
0.52% -
2014
$71,220
1.56% -
2013
$70,110
1.18% -
2012
$69,280
- -

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 information sector with an annual salary $85,830. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $65,410).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$85,830
Manufacturing
$85,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$82,360
Transportation and Warehousing
$80,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$77,960
Wholesale Trade
$76,310
Retail Trade
$75,910
Utilities
$75,900
Finance and Insurance
$75,010
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$74,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$73,740
Mining
$73,420
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$72,850
Health Care and Social Assistance
$72,210
Construction
$71,870
Accommodation and Food Services
$69,160
Educational Services
$66,680
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$65,870
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$65,410

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 $42,940 to $97,970. The highest paying state for budget analysts is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $97,970. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $42,940. 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
$97,970
Virginia
$86,760
Maryland
$84,990
California
$84,850
Rhode Island
$83,140
Connecticut
$81,810
New Jersey
$79,370
Colorado
$79,220
Massachusetts
$79,090
Alabama
$78,940
Hawaii
$78,150
Michigan
$76,420
Alaska
$75,940
Texas
$74,780
New York
$74,150
Ohio
$73,740
Illinois
$73,140
Oregon
$72,330
Utah
$72,260
New Mexico
$72,250
Georgia
$72,160
Minnesota
$71,810
Washington
$71,510
Wisconsin
$71,510
New Hampshire
$70,180
Iowa
$69,700
Missouri
$69,540
Nevada
$69,400
Pennsylvania
$68,980
Oklahoma
$68,910
North Carolina
$68,780
Arizona
$68,090
Delaware
$66,320
Idaho
$66,310
Florida
$66,240
South Carolina
$66,230
Indiana
$66,050
Tennessee
$65,860
Wyoming
$64,760
North Dakota
$64,700
Kansas
$64,520
Vermont
$64,450
Maine
$63,600
Louisiana
$63,030
West Virginia
$61,400
Nebraska
$61,140
Mississippi
$60,690
Montana
$60,170
South Dakota
$59,840
Arkansas
$55,520
Virgin Islands
$52,500
Kentucky
$52,490
Guam
$51,630
Puerto Rico
$42,940



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