Budget Analysts

General Information

Description

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)

Job Outlook

Employment of budget analysts is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for efficient use of public funds at the federal, state, and local levels will lead to continued demand for budget analysts. Although many states are facing budget shortfalls, employment of these workers should remain steady. Because budget analysts are responsible for managing the allocation of resources, the need for these workers remains even during times of tight budgets.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$70,550

State-by-state Salary

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$97,970
$42,940
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 63%
  • High school 10%
  • Associate's degree 10%
  • Master's degree 9%
  • Some college 3%
  • Post-master's certificate 2%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Economics and Accounting
  • Clerical
  • Mathematics
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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