Budget Director Salary

Earnings for Budget Directors in the United States come in at around $85K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,406 - $128,899
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MEDIAN: $85,282
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$60,457 - $131,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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 only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Budgeting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. Those listing Accounting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Aptitude in Budget Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Budget Director

Pay by Experience for a Budget Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Budget Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Budget Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Budget Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 43 salaries. A Budget Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,928

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Budget Directors, 55 percent above the national average. Budget Directors in Nassau take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 32 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Budget Director

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Budget Director Salaries

▲36%

▲2%

National Average
$86,000

▼10%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Budget Director Salaries

Budgeting
▲28%



National Average
$86,000

Accounting
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 3%
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