Senior Budget Analyst Salary

With a little more than half of Senior Budget Analysts in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Budget Analysts is $76K per year and can range from $52K on the lower end to $99K per year near the higher end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Budget Analysts making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,450 - $98,193
$52K
$76K
$98K
MEDIAN: $76,064
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50%
90%

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$24.11 - $37.47
$34
MEDIAN: $34.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$52,450 - $98,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,773  
Profit Sharing
$9,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,214 - $99,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$34.39  
   
Overtime
$64.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,773  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,214 - $99,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Senior Budget Analyst

A senior budget analyst is the person who is responsible for helping an institution organize their finances and budgets. This is a position found in a variety of professional settings, including public companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and universities. A senior budget analyst will typically work in an office environment, although some light travel may be required. This person will typically keep traditional weekday, daytime hours. However, overtime may also be required, depending on deadlines. A senior budget analyst will often be required to attain a bachelor’s degree in an area such as accounting, business, finances, economics, statistics, sociology, political science, or public administration. Organizations are increasingly requiring a master’s degree for this position. Some agencies are also requiring their senior budget analysts to attain specialized certifications within the field, as well as continuing education in financial management.

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Senior Budget Analyst Tasks

  • Review and analyze budget data, identifying gaps and finding data to answer key questions.
  • Identify trends and opportunities to improve financial status.
  • Develop, validate and communicate financial metrics.
  • Meet with and guide department heads about budget needs and decisions.
  • Present findings in multiple formats to multiple audiences.

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Popular Skills for Senior Budget Analyst


Senior Budget Analysts report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Forecasting, Budget Management, and Budgeting. Most people familiar with Budget Management also know Forecasting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Budget Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Budget Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Budget Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Budget Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Senior Budget Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 44 salaries. A Senior Budget Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,367

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

Surpassing the national average by 14 percent, Senior Budget Analysts in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Budget Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+9 percent) and Huntsville (+2 percent). Senior Budget Analysts in Atlanta take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Workers in Boston and New York earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Budget Analyst

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Senior Budget Analyst Salaries

▲21%

National Average
$76,000

▼7%

▼8%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Senior Budget Analyst Salaries

National Average
$76,000


Microsoft Excel
▼2%


Budgeting
▼5%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%
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