Average Budget Analyst Salary

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The average salary for a Budget Analyst is $59,570.
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$44k - $87k
$942 - $7k
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$0 - $10k
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$42k - $88k

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Job Description for Budget Analyst

The top respondents for the job title Budget Analyst are from the companies U.S. Air Force (USAF), Northrop Grumman Corporation and Hampton Roads Transit. Reported salaries are highest at Department of Veteran's Affairs where the average pay is $93,648. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and City of Virginia Beach Public Schools, earning around $81,000 and $74,952, respectively. Holland America Line pays the lowest at around $51,538. Hampton Roads Transit and U.S. Air Force (USAF) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $52,269 and $60,537, respectively.

Career Paths

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Budget Analyst
Senior Budget Analyst
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Senior Financial Analyst
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Popular Skills for Budget Analyst

Skills in Budgeting, Budget Management and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Budget Analyst

An entry-level Budget Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,370 based on 72 salaries. An early career Budget Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,391 based on 592 salaries. A mid-career Budget Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,879 based on 331 salaries. An experienced Budget Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,201 based on 316 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,987.
Employees with Budget Analyst in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 29.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (4.8% more).

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