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Budget Analyst - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Budget Analyst"

How much does a Budget Analyst in the federal government get paid? $91,497.11* *Based on the 2012 average.
6,348 EMPLOYEES
$580.37M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Budget Analyst was the 48th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 6,348 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Budget Analysis, with an average salary of $72,130.

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 495 $72,130.25
Forest Service 313 $71,676.77
National Park Service 279 $70,224.12
Internal Revenue Service 273 $96,502.32
Department of State 269 $96,791.72
Department of Energy 250 $105,628.85
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 177 $102,424.82
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 177 $81,582.64
Federal Bureau of Investigation 173 $97,428.54
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 166 $94,984.48
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 150 $95,647.10
National Institutes of Health 147 $108,351.95
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 122 $71,545.72
Public Buildings Service 116 $88,622.27
Environmental Protection Agency 113 $98,391.35
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 104 $73,362.99
Geological Survey 101 $69,936.05
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 97 $72,835.47
Natural Resources Conservation Service 95 $79,850.80
Bureau of Reclamation 93 $75,462.86
Bureau of Land Management 88 $78,472.56
Offices, Boards and Divisions 84 $109,499.69
U.S. Marshals Service 83 $71,970.72
U.S. Coast Guard 77 $84,209.34
Social Security Administration 75 $100,331.55
Indian Health Service 73 $64,295.92
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 71 $114,053.54
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 69 $106,954.04
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 68 $117,481.66
Indian Affairs 49 $78,950.35
Veterans Benefits Administration 49 $72,525.65
Food and Drug Administration 47 $98,143.96
Federal Emergency Management Agency 45 $106,810.13
Rural Housing Service 44 $79,819.34
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 41 $100,996.22
National Protection and Programs Directorate 39 $88,280.77
Agency for International Development 38 $104,997.34
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 36 $99,368.47
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 35 $94,799.60
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 35 $89,290.94
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 35 $118,215.83
Transportation Security Administration 32 $105,555.56
Bureau of the Census 31 $92,121.29
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 31 $102,491.97
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 30 $96,721.90
Health Resources and Services Administration 30 $108,888.03
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 29 $105,342.31
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 29 $121,378.72
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 28 $111,033.96
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 28 $127,324.61
Departmental Offices 28 $95,488.71
Administration for Children and Families 26 $101,577.19
Agricultural Research Service 26 $86,245.88
Ames Research Center 26 $112,644.04
Patent and Trademark Office 25 $107,881.88
Farm Service Agency 25 $105,989.88
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 25 $108,950.08
National Cemetery Administration 25 $78,242.32
Headquarters, Nasa 24 $123,750.54
Food and Nutrition Service 22 $94,611.41
Bureau of Labor Statistics 22 $75,490.09
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 20 $124,955.75
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 19 $111,527.32
Employment and Training Administration 19 $104,706.21
Agricultural Marketing Service 18 $88,579.56
Peace Corps 17 $92,104.06
Office of Budget and Program Analysis 17 $100,596.59
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 17 $118,549.29
Langley Research Center 16 $91,249.94
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 16 $91,084.44
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 16 $115,805.19
National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 $114,001.00
Office of Personnel Management 15 $113,912.67
Federal Acquisition Service 15 $92,404.40
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 15 $108,757.13
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 14 $88,040.07
Food Safety and Inspection Service 14 $104,196.79
Office of Justice Programs 14 $98,877.79
Office of Management and Budget 13 $148,342.46
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 13 $88,864.62
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 12 $104,897.58
Drug Enforcement Administration 11 $108,554.45
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $112,042.45
John F. Kennedy Space Center 11 $54,650.91
Small Business Administration 11 $120,045.36
U.S. Secret Service 11 $98,525.09
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 10 $101,973.60
National Archives and Records Administration 10 $100,836.40
Maritime Administration 10 $103,755.30
Financial Management Service 10 $85,594.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 10 $75,670.20
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 9 $98,635.78
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 9 $86,979.56
Foreign Agricultural Service 9 $111,978.56
Federal Highway Administration 9 $95,957.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 9 $79,227.89
Office Assistant Secretary for Health 8 $98,974.50
Ous for Science and Technology 8 $104,225.38
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 8 $121,071.13
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $119,395.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 8 $118,703.13
National Agricultural Statistics Service 8 $80,397.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 8 $95,106.63
International Trade Administration 8 $115,324.25
Departmental Administration 8 $107,660.75
Office of Secretary of Transportation 8 $117,538.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 8 $79,417.25
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $105,471.29
Office of National Drug Control Policy 7 $121,241.71
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 7 $107,688.43
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 7 $113,296.29
Federal Transit Administration 7 $97,988.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 7 $93,886.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 6 $141,875.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 6 $117,261.17
Wage and Hour Division 6 $91,072.33
Office of Administration 6 $135,019.00
Federal Student Aid 6 $134,762.67
National Science Foundation 6 $132,459.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 6 $123,065.33
Assistant Secretary for Administration 6 $114,919.67
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 6 $98,351.33
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $109,432.40
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 5 $110,050.80
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $96,446.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 5 $122,045.20
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $114,352.20
Economic Research Service 5 $90,590.00
Federal Trade Commission 5 $104,655.40
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $101,093.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 5 $108,597.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $113,297.40
National Labor Relations Board 5 $117,962.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $89,963.60
Dean for VA Learning University 4 $95,326.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 4 $103,393.50
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $104,920.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 4 $120,437.25
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 4 $102,789.25
Employee Benefits Security Administration 4 $89,069.00
Risk Management Agency 4 $92,006.25
Federal Communications Commission 4 $136,347.50
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $124,292.25
Office of the Director 4 $104,514.50
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $75,973.25
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 4 $4,000.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 4 $102,486.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $74,507.75
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 4 $108,930.25
Program Support Center 4 $99,282.50
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $125,082.33
Pretrial Services Agency 3 $119,150.33
Office for Civil Rights 3 $109,286.33
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 3 $104,279.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 3 $100,904.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $100,574.67
Office of Postsecondary Education 3 $133,764.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 3 $69,890.33
Federal Aviation Administration 3 $87,803.33
Railroad Retirement Board 3 $99,203.67
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 3 $93,577.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $157,320.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 3 $103,898.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $79,726.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program & Data Analysis 3 $112,224.00
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $95,016.00
National Technical Information Service 3 $78,395.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $117,811.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 2 $136,771.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $91,921.50
Administration for Community Living 2 $119,495.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $106,800.50
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 2 $112,489.50
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 2 $136,771.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $121,160.50
Selective Service System 2 $113,983.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $147,317.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $108,379.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $100,443.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $94,571.50
Economics and Statistics Administration 2 $103,440.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $96,702.50
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $124,798.00
U.S. Mint 2 $92,196.50
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $109,079.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $123,744.00
Government National Mortgage Association 2 $126,695.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $131,686.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $124,497.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $110,494.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $95,307.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $120,255.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $95,363.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $102,404.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $99,479.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $89,033.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 1 $129,758.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $136,134.00
National Appeals Division 1 $89,033.00
Community Relations Service 1 $92,372.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $63,648.00
Presidio Trust 1 $91,250.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $97,936.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $92,446.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $97,936.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $85,298.00
African Development Foundation 1 $92,001.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $136,134.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $112,724.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $74,872.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $144,385.00
Women's Bureau 1 $97,333.00
1 $115,731.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $109,717.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $136,771.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 1 $126,251.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $123,758.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $103,872.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $119,238.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 1 $136,771.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $123,635.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $123,758.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $89,846.00
Minority Business Development Agency 1 $136,771.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $127,251.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $65,393.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $100,904.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $89,033.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $114,821.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $101,404.00

Budget Analyst Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Budget Analyst is $91,497.11. The highest paid Budget Analyst made $187,800 in 2012.

Common Budget Analyst Payscales

Payscale Number of Budget Analysis Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,816
ZA - Administrative 174
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 84
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 61
ES - Senior Executive Service 53
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 32
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 29
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 14
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 12
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 8
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 6
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 5
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 5
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 3
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
CG - Corporate Graded 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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
Cash ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Opportunity ComplianceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Irrigation System OperationTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Explosives SafetyAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
RealtyAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Budget Analysis Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Budget Analyst was $72,911. Since then, the average pay has increased to $99,238 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0560.

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