Budget Director Salary

The average Budget Director in the United States earns approximately $86K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Budget Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Budget Directors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$61,564 - $130,539
$62K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,007
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Salary $61,564 - $130,539
Bonus $0.00 - $15,456
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$61,628 - $131,275
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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.

Budget Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Budget Director


Budget Directors report a narrow range of specific 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. Experience with Budget Management is often linked with knowledge 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: $90,380

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. Budget Directors in Nassau earn salaries far below the national average by 33 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Budget Director

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Budget Director Salaries

▲29%

National Average
$90,000

▼3%

▼15%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Budget Director Salaries

Budgeting
▲22%

National Average
$90,000



Accounting
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 2%