Budget Analysts

General Information

Description

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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Federal government37.93%
  2. Private, for profit30.23%
  3. State and local government25.56%
  4. Private, not for profit5.56%
  5. Self-employed0.72%

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

Job Outlook

Employment of budget analysts is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 4,300 openings for budget analysts are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$78,970

State-by-state Salary

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$106,090
$46,600
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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%

Related College Majors

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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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