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Budget Analyst - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Budget Analyst"

How much does a Budget Analyst in the federal government get paid? $95,026.56* *Based on the 2015 average.
6,020 EMPLOYEES
$571.68M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Budget Analyst was the 50th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 6,020 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Budget Analysis, with an average salary of $73,532.

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 536 $73,532.12
Forest Service 312 $72,897.14
National Park Service 273 $70,721.61
Department of Energy 259 $110,064.63
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 248 $99,456.88
Internal Revenue Service 217 $101,128.55
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 181 $84,662.25
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 161 $107,769.32
Federal Bureau of Investigation 158 $103,265.72
National Institutes of Health 154 $111,799.94
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 152 $102,087.63
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 126 $70,158.65
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 112 $73,889.76
Environmental Protection Agency 109 $103,398.11
Geological Survey 104 $73,779.82
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 104 $75,593.56
Bureau of Reclamation 92 $77,594.62
Social Security Administration 88 $102,508.97
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 86 $118,239.74
Bureau of Land Management 85 $79,554.08
U.S. Marshals Service 80 $76,938.56
Offices, Boards and Divisions 78 $111,529.13
U.S. Coast Guard 75 $90,493.07
Indian Health Service 70 $69,599.06
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 68 $108,066.90
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 61 $118,832.23
Food and Drug Administration 57 $105,786.09
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 54 $100,282.54
Transportation Security Administration 53 $104,822.13
Natural Resources Conservation Service 52 $83,913.79
Federal Emergency Management Agency 51 $107,173.31
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 46 $97,525.65
National Protection and Programs Directorate 46 $93,817.04
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 45 $102,796.02
U.S. Agency for International Development 41 $108,252.46
Indian Affairs 41 $84,686.39
Rural Housing Service 40 $80,589.45
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 33 $103,962.15
Health Resources and Services Administration 32 $109,922.81
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 32 $122,778.63
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 32 $71,911.25
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 30 $106,283.10
Bureau of the Census 30 $96,451.77
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 29 $89,460.03
Customs and Border Protection 29 $113,302.28
Veterans Benefits Administration 28 $106,096.07
Administration for Children and Families 27 $111,097.56
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 27 $112,726.33
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 27 $117,317.59
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 26 $122,357.96
National Cemetery Administration 26 $81,589.42
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 25 $137,631.16
Food and Nutrition Service 24 $100,859.54
Farm Service Agency 23 $108,173.13
Patent and Trademark Office 23 $111,411.57
Agricultural Research Service 22 $78,881.59
Employment and Training Administration 21 $103,022.76
Headquarters, Nasa 21 $126,574.24
Ames Research Center 21 $112,169.48
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 21 $126,744.62
Agricultural Marketing Service 21 $99,152.10
Bureau of Labor Statistics 17 $79,706.94
Citizenship and Immigration Services 17 $119,003.94
Office of Personnel Management 17 $112,009.71
Office of Justice Programs 16 $110,517.31
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 16 $122,680.19
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 16 $108,916.81
Departmental Offices 16 $114,294.06
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 16 $96,732.19
Peace Corps 15 $97,118.87
National Institute of Standards and Technology 15 $125,411.73
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 15 $86,588.07
Office of Secretary of Transportation 14 $103,567.43
Office of Management and Budget 14 $144,748.64
Food Safety and Inspection Service 14 $105,777.86
U.S. Secret Service 14 $107,233.36
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 13 $120,405.92
Office of Budget and Program Analysis 13 $133,087.31
International Trade Administration 13 $110,809.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 12 $111,824.17
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 12 $100,448.75
Drug Enforcement Administration 11 $112,128.55
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 11 $100,759.64
Langley Research Center 11 $96,930.36
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 11 $96,602.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 11 $118,658.27
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 10 $110,665.80
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $102,807.20
Program Support Center 10 $91,278.10
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 9 $95,512.33
Small Business Administration 9 $131,066.56
Securities and Exchange Commission 9 $161,013.44
Federal Highway Administration 9 $101,404.44
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 9 $114,605.11
National Agricultural Statistics Service 9 $92,093.11
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 9 $114,537.44
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $110,695.44
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 8 $114,057.50
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 8 $126,465.50
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 8 $87,332.00
Federal Transit Administration 8 $116,146.50
Foreign Agricultural Service 8 $117,000.25
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 8 $119,422.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 8 $122,945.13
Federal Student Aid 8 $123,767.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 7 $113,648.14
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $84,440.57
Office of Administration 7 $136,188.29
National Science Foundation 7 $130,339.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 7 $108,019.43
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 7 $80,766.86
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 6 $152,959.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $94,246.33
Federal Trade Commission 6 $111,090.67
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $115,160.67
Office of National Drug Control Policy 6 $130,878.33
National Gallery of Art 6 $135,790.00
Maritime Administration 6 $106,832.67
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 6 $117,738.00
Science and Technology Directorate 6 $106,030.50
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 6 $96,196.67
National Labor Relations Board 5 $109,155.80
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $106,214.80
National Technical Information Service 5 $85,613.60
Wage and Hour Division 5 $97,138.80
Federal Communications Commission 5 $112,979.40
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 5 $109,767.60
Economic Research Service 5 $92,824.40
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $90,528.80
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 5 $94,355.80
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $109,755.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $108,623.20
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $101,733.80
Department of Veterans Affairs 4 $93,572.75
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $121,776.50
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 4 $105,379.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 4 $107,045.00
Dean for VA Learning University 4 $108,909.75
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $117,604.50
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $122,387.00
U.S. Trustee Program 4 $115,132.75
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $133,099.25
Employee Benefits Security Administration 4 $87,558.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $113,458.25
Office of the Director 4 $108,499.75
Pretrial Services Agency 4 $116,349.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 4 $100,098.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 4 $107,456.75
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $111,501.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 3 $117,725.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $57,128.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $121,237.67
U.S. Mint 3 $106,510.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 3 $108,190.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $123,860.33
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $114,461.00
Railroad Retirement Board 3 $103,243.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 3 $81,789.33
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 3 $129,203.67
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $105,041.00
Economic Development Administration 3 $95,729.67
Office for Civil Rights 3 $108,230.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 3 $107,698.67
Office of Postsecondary Education 3 $137,567.33
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 3 $0.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $132,988.00
National Credit Union Administration 2 $136,391.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $140,143.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $137,734.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $91,129.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $111,733.50
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 2 $140,023.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 2 $118,968.50
Public Buildings Service 2 $67,087.50
Administration for Community Living 2 $125,553.50
Office of Field Policy and Management 2 $116,302.50
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $128,978.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $133,012.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $149,341.00
Federal Election Commission 2 $121,492.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 2 $139,741.00
Selective Service System 2 $119,852.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $119,388.00
Federal Railroad Administration 2 $138,639.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $95,803.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $108,431.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $127,001.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $129,818.50
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $89,595.50
Risk Management Agency 2 $104,440.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $104,026.50
National Appeals Division 1 $100,405.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $104,080.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $182,507.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $148,288.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $107,822.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $135,953.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 1 $114,480.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $126,113.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $103,928.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $107,325.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $136,695.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $101,605.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $90,823.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $102,932.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $96,878.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $66,370.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program & Data Analysis 1 $118,057.00
Office of Assistant Secretary Public & Intergovernmental Affairs 1 $107,325.00
African Development Foundation 1 $107,525.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $155,705.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $139,523.00
Minority Business Development Agency 1 $139,677.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $147,288.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $100,058.00
Community Relations Service 1 $99,905.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $134,662.00
Women's Bureau 1 $99,296.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $121,635.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $139,523.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $94,203.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $128,259.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $108,919.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $76,378.00

Budget Analyst Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Budget Analyst is $95,026.56. The highest paid Budget Analyst made $224,853 in 2015.

Common Budget Analyst Payscales

Payscale Number of Budget Analysis Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,501
ZA - Administrative 167
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 94
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 52
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 52
ES - Senior Executive Service 48
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 29
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 15
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 11
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 8
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 6
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 3
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 2
CG - Corporate Graded 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Budget Analyst was $72,911. Since then, the average pay has increased to $105,640 in 2019.


Data Sources

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