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Budget Analyst - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Budget Analyst"

How much does a Budget Analyst in the federal government get paid? $108,815.23* *Based on the 2020 average.
6,756 EMPLOYEES
$700.88M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Budget Analyst was the 47th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 6,756 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Budget Analysis, with an average salary of $80,549.

Government Budget Analysis jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Budget Analysis job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Budget Analyst

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 606 $80,549.20
National Park Service 287 $79,112.53
Forest Service 284 $83,387.19
Department of Energy 262 $124,533.61
Department of State 260 $120,468.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 240 $112,647.18
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 207 $115,351.92
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 193 $124,610.42
Internal Revenue Service 182 $111,214.19
National Institutes of Health 169 $125,046.49
Federal Bureau of Investigation 153 $118,855.53
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 145 $111,818.87
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 131 $115,418.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 130 $82,044.85
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 123 $84,531.92
Environmental Protection Agency 123 $112,203.83
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 113 $76,410.03
Geological Survey 106 $77,456.44
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 102 $108,618.45
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 97 $136,455.14
Bureau of Reclamation 89 $84,667.85
Food and Drug Administration 89 $119,554.90
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 88 $115,371.35
Offices, Boards and Divisions 88 $125,752.09
U.S. Coast Guard 87 $104,183.72
Bureau of Land Management 85 $81,768.81
Customs and Border Protection 81 $129,216.17
Social Security Administration 73 $123,306.51
Indian Health Service 71 $75,483.80
Fpac Business Center 67 $117,747.16
Federal Emergency Management Agency 60 $120,778.42
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 59 $137,463.42
U.S. Agency for International Development 55 $119,716.80
Indian Affairs 50 $95,662.72
Rural Housing Service 49 $107,198.04
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 48 $125,803.94
Transportation Security Administration 47 $130,848.72
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 45 $116,794.16
U.S. Marshals Service 45 $106,491.64
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 45 $133,432.95
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 42 $141,001.48
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 40 $85,047.23
Administration for Children and Families 36 $130,141.47
Bureau of the Census 35 $111,542.89
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 34 $119,410.71
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 32 $106,923.59
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 31 $137,007.58
Citizenship and Immigration Services 31 $122,995.81
Agricultural Research Service 31 $94,257.77
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 30 $143,283.17
National Cemetery Administration 30 $87,825.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 29 $130,414.66
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 28 $129,689.04
Employment and Training Administration 27 $121,680.26
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 27 $143,518.33
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 26 $147,411.85
National Protection and Programs Directorate 25 $124,735.04
Departmental Offices 25 $119,482.84
Patent and Trademark Office 24 $131,324.96
Agricultural Marketing Service 23 $107,501.00
Ames Research Center 22 $129,330.64
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 20 $132,763.05
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 19 $122,822.47
Veterans Benefits Administration 19 $133,246.58
Office of Secretary of Transportation 18 $141,589.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 18 $102,137.11
Foreign Agricultural Service 17 $118,625.94
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 16 $121,949.75
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 16 $128,089.06
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 16 $94,173.88
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 14 $113,539.36
Office of Justice Programs 14 $129,212.79
National Institute of Standards and Technology 13 $148,428.38
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 13 $119,096.69
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 13 $121,870.23
Headquarters, Nasa 13 $150,037.38
Office of Personnel Management 13 $139,357.62
Federal Highway Administration 13 $117,545.85
Federal Student Aid 13 $137,842.38
Program Support Center 13 $127,166.08
U.S. Secret Service 13 $124,312.33
Drug Enforcement Administration 12 $130,924.55
Small Business Administration 12 $138,619.92
Securities and Exchange Commission 11 $179,877.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 11 $120,693.36
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $138,772.82
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 11 $96,195.82
Food Safety and Inspection Service 11 $126,948.73
Office of Budget and Program Analysis 11 $143,727.36
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $67,322.80
Federal Transit Administration 10 $132,462.60
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 10 $135,352.90
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 9 $123,175.11
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 9 $148,213.33
Peace Corps 9 $110,582.44
Food and Nutrition Service 9 $131,872.11
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 9 $127,800.67
Executive Office for Immigration Review 9 $122,839.44
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 9 $104,976.89
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $91,061.44
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 8 $108,695.63
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 8 $129,285.75
International Trade Administration 8 $130,959.13
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $129,163.50
National Gallery of Art 8 $136,803.63
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 8 $98,028.25
Science and Technology Directorate 8 $133,894.88
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 7 $124,380.29
Railroad Retirement Board 7 $97,277.71
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 6 $140,749.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 6 $112,408.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 6 $138,902.00
Office of Administration 6 $149,941.83
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $124,141.50
National Agricultural Statistics Service 6 $111,367.50
Office of Management and Budget 6 $170,800.00
Economic Development Administration 5 $92,008.60
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 5 $152,468.40
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $122,825.80
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 5 $131,954.00
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $129,275.60
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $119,628.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $115,209.80
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $120,779.80
Federal Communications Commission 5 $131,451.80
Federal Trade Commission 5 $122,512.60
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 5 $134,580.40
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $120,728.00
National Labor Relations Board 5 $136,381.80
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $133,715.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $148,638.25
National Science Foundation 4 $157,742.25
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $152,438.50
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $139,522.75
Maritime Administration 4 $139,677.75
Economic Research Service 4 $95,779.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $114,076.50
Civil Rights 4 $118,028.25
Bureau of Industry and Security 4 $127,857.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $82,989.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 4 $137,021.50
U.S. Trustee Program 4 $145,977.75
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $117,087.25
Employee Benefits Security Administration 4 $91,366.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $125,882.75
Office for Civil Rights 4 $125,991.00
Office of the Director 4 $140,138.25
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 4 $124,899.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 4 $130,396.25
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 4 $128,792.75
Board of Veterans Appeals 4 $129,207.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 4 $109,524.50
U.S. Mint 3 $109,025.67
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $144,230.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $97,446.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 3 $97,978.67
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $121,260.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $136,284.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $136,984.67
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 3 $180,967.00
National Credit Union Administration 3 $0.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 3 $150,962.00
Government National Mortgage Association 3 $140,506.67
Millennium Challenge Corporation 3 $135,053.33
Langley Research Center 3 $100,839.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $107,276.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 3 $135,345.67
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 3 $111,789.33
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 3 $140,186.67
Presidio Trust 3 $118,013.33
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $152,132.50
Office of Field Policy and Management 2 $135,763.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $148,710.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $124,393.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $175,265.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $121,231.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $84,743.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $105,570.00
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $123,816.00
Minority Business Development Agency 2 $114,048.00
National Technical Information Service 2 $116,910.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $164,254.50
Wage and Hour Division 2 $119,145.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $84,222.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $137,810.50
Office of Postsecondary Education 2 $144,853.00
Institute of Education Sciences 2 $131,425.50
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 2 $138,641.50
Pretrial Services Agency 2 $135,469.00
Office of Special Counsel 2 $109,308.50
Selective Service System 2 $116,230.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $146,999.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $135,478.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $109,508.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $153,665.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $109,508.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $76,810.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $157,709.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $126,620.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $98,231.00
National Appeals Division 1 $130,043.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $121,316.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $152,215.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 1 $141,534.00
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 1 $150,780.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $170,800.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $220,230.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $112,930.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $170,800.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $157,709.00
Women's Bureau 1 $112,240.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 1 $141,534.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $109,362.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $215,579.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $133,465.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $126,620.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $126,620.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $116,353.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $76,810.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $121,316.00

Budget Analyst Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Budget Analyst is $108,815.23. The highest paid Budget Analyst made $253,300 in 2020.

Common Budget Analyst Payscales

Payscale Number of Budget Analysis Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,186
ZA - Administrative 203
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 92
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 66
ES - Senior Executive Service 59
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 46
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 31
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 13
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 11
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 8
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 6
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 3
CU - Credit Union Employees 3
MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only. 3
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 3
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82 2
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 2
SW - Transportation Security Administration Executives 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 1
EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 0500 ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Budget Analysis jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Civilian PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Correspondence ClerkClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Plant Protection TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Emergency ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Procurement Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Budget Analysis Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Budget Analyst was $72,911. Since then, the average pay has increased to $108,815 in 2020.


Data Sources

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