Budget Director Salary

Pay for Budget Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $86K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Budget Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$61,021 - $128,899
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$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $86,368
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$61,072 - $130,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Job Description for Budget Director

Budget directors are responsible for overseeing how budgets are implemented within an organization and attempt to balance the budget or even create a surplus. These directors are often given given budget proposals from various departments to be analyzed and approved prior to being dispersed, and they may occasionally decide which programs should be prioritized. Trends may also be analyzed in order to determine where changes can be made to ease spending.

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Budget Director Tasks

  • Establish budget and ensure adherence to yearly financial targets.
  • Direct daily activities and goals of the financial team.
  • Project manage important ventures while keeping to schedule and monetary restrictions.
  • Develop and recommend plans for fiscal success based on data analysis.

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Popular Skills for Budget Director


Budget Directors report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Budgeting command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Accounting, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Competency in Budget Management frequently indicates knowledge of Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Budget Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Budget Directors. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $72K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $77K. On average, Budget Directors make $88K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $117K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,950

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Budget Directors, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 53 percent above the national average. Location significantly influences compensation, with Nassau Budget Directors earning much less — 33 percent less — than the national average.

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Key Stats for Budget Director

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Budget Director Salaries

▲34%

▲1%

National Average
$87,000

▼11%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Budget Director Salaries

Budgeting
▲27%


National Average
$87,000


Accounting
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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