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Budget Analyst - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Budget Analyst"

How much does a Budget Analyst in the federal government get paid? $97,132.70* *Based on the 2016 average.
6,298 EMPLOYEES
$611.35M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Budget Analyst was the 49th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 6,298 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Budget Analysis, with an average salary of $74,133.

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 548 $74,132.69
Forest Service 314 $74,082.66
National Park Service 285 $71,311.44
Department of State 275 $104,583.73
Department of Energy 266 $112,836.94
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 230 $101,375.31
Internal Revenue Service 218 $103,157.33
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 184 $84,730.59
Federal Bureau of Investigation 167 $104,614.60
National Institutes of Health 161 $113,688.14
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 161 $111,401.35
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 154 $101,782.24
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 128 $71,415.65
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 111 $75,752.40
Environmental Protection Agency 108 $107,179.80
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 107 $75,831.54
Geological Survey 103 $72,487.77
Bureau of Reclamation 99 $75,639.49
Social Security Administration 88 $104,133.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 85 $122,075.13
Bureau of Land Management 83 $77,413.86
U.S. Marshals Service 76 $81,358.45
Offices, Boards and Divisions 75 $113,885.66
Indian Health Service 71 $69,318.65
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 65 $117,295.83
Food and Drug Administration 63 $107,205.19
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 61 $112,320.36
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 57 $102,065.42
Transportation Security Administration 55 $108,967.71
Federal Emergency Management Agency 53 $108,250.04
Agency for International Development 52 $110,082.94
Indian Affairs 46 $82,257.39
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 45 $102,687.18
National Protection and Programs Directorate 45 $93,227.98
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 41 $107,256.24
Rural Housing Service 39 $83,592.49
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 38 $115,472.76
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 36 $104,418.64
Health Resources and Services Administration 35 $113,658.69
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 35 $78,839.69
Farm Service Agency 34 $105,469.76
Administration for Children and Families 33 $109,969.73
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 30 $97,426.43
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 28 $112,685.93
Bureau of the Census 28 $99,190.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 28 $120,307.04
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 27 $122,485.93
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 27 $107,209.48
Agricultural Research Service 26 $84,029.73
Natural Resources Conservation Service 26 $94,191.27
Employment and Training Administration 26 $104,516.12
Veterans Benefits Administration 26 $108,710.31
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 25 $135,184.92
Agricultural Marketing Service 24 $98,639.67
National Cemetery Administration 24 $79,536.38
Patent and Trademark Office 23 $111,644.52
Headquarters, Nasa 21 $130,255.52
Ames Research Center 21 $115,276.29
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 21 $130,618.43
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 21 $127,284.33
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 19 $121,307.84
Departmental Offices 19 $115,854.89
Office of Secretary of Transportation 19 $113,648.74
Office of Justice Programs 18 $112,649.39
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 17 $110,837.41
Office of Personnel Management 17 $115,101.47
Food Safety and Inspection Service 16 $107,478.69
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 16 $89,502.31
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 16 $98,933.06
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 15 $108,785.93
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 15 $124,725.07
National Institute of Standards and Technology 15 $130,476.33
Bureau of Labor Statistics 14 $92,091.14
Office of Budget and Program Analysis 14 $128,438.21
Foreign Agricultural Service 14 $107,642.86
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 13 $117,853.62
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 13 $121,120.23
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 13 $106,214.15
U.S. Secret Service 13 $111,582.46
Drug Enforcement Administration 12 $116,975.58
Food and Nutrition Service 12 $112,188.92
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 12 $104,516.08
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 12 $90,444.08
International Trade Administration 12 $115,356.33
Securities and Exchange Commission 11 $167,824.64
Peace Corps 11 $95,521.27
Office of Management and Budget 11 $144,898.36
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $108,404.30
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 10 $118,046.90
Federal Student Aid 10 $118,767.40
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 10 $104,678.00
Small Business Administration 9 $132,568.89
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $126,531.44
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $128,889.78
Federal Highway Administration 9 $103,776.78
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 9 $118,121.67
Federal Transit Administration 9 $116,618.44
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $84,626.56
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 9 $130,131.89
Executive Office for Immigration Review 8 $125,030.63
Langley Research Center 8 $93,671.88
Public Buildings Service 8 $98,526.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 8 $113,170.88
Program Support Center 8 $93,215.75
National Agricultural Statistics Service 8 $92,876.00
National Gallery of Art 7 $135,190.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 7 $104,189.71
Consumer Product Safety Commission 7 $102,126.57
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 7 $103,531.86
Federal Trade Commission 7 $112,604.86
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 7 $91,016.86
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 7 $113,964.00
Ous for Science and Technology 7 $110,118.57
National Science Foundation 7 $135,045.14
Wage and Hour Division 6 $97,400.67
Federal Communications Commission 6 $120,794.17
Office of Administration 6 $138,738.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 6 $89,280.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 6 $153,649.00
National Labor Relations Board 6 $125,212.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 6 $96,004.17
Assistant Secretary for Administration 6 $131,325.83
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $103,509.17
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $115,922.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $113,950.20
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $110,016.20
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $106,347.20
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $104,950.60
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $114,512.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 5 $127,232.60
Economic Research Service 5 $95,514.80
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $65,500.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $102,310.75
Government National Mortgage Association 4 $114,882.00
Dean for VA Learning University 4 $112,712.25
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $95,878.00
Maritime Administration 4 $109,869.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $135,480.50
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 4 $104,121.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $96,753.00
Office of Enterprise Operations 4 $100,499.25
Office of the Director 4 $113,430.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $111,211.25
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 4 $107,638.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 4 $110,633.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 3 $93,864.67
Office of Postsecondary Education 3 $128,944.33
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $98,614.00
Office for Civil Rights 3 $111,868.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 3 $82,680.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $105,457.67
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $137,917.67
Employee Benefits Security Administration 3 $99,466.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 3 $124,952.33
Economic Development Administration 3 $99,358.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $135,909.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 3 $123,096.33
Office of Management (Department of Education) 3 $111,501.33
National Technical Information Service 3 $97,077.67
Pretrial Services Agency 3 $114,825.67
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $108,712.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 3 $111,258.33
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 3 $120,892.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 3 $116,181.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 3 $138,830.67
Railroad Retirement Board 3 $107,671.67
National Credit Union Administration 2 $147,799.50
Selective Service System 2 $121,600.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $110,577.50
Risk Management Agency 2 $106,460.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $111,825.50
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 2 $119,189.00
Administration for Community Living 2 $127,143.50
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $131,603.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $131,852.00
Office of Special Counsel 2 $83,785.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $0.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $96,920.50
Economics and Statistics Administration 2 $111,058.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $107,355.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $147,902.50
U.S. Mint 2 $107,892.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 2 $121,209.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $125,396.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $122,662.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $115,177.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 2 $105,613.50
Office of Field Policy and Management 2 $118,085.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $128,252.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $137,658.50
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 2 $141,555.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $141,864.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $130,666.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $141,631.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $138,926.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $102,361.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $95,217.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $119,776.00
Minority Business Development Agency 1 $141,708.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $92,145.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $101,361.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $101,361.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $160,700.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $141,555.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $131,817.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $132,166.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $101,861.00
Community Relations Service 1 $107,505.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 1 $120,276.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $113,517.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 1 $120,776.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $95,570.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $141,555.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $193,895.00
African Development Foundation 1 $126,146.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $142,305.00
National Appeals Division 1 $104,433.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $133,113.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $138,422.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 1 $116,146.00
Presidio Trust 1 $73,508.00
Women's Bureau 1 $100,736.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $130,666.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $69,120.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $114,314.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $109,800.00

Budget Analyst Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Budget Analyst is $97,132.70. The highest paid Budget Analyst made $232,879 in 2016.

Common Budget Analyst Payscales

Payscale Number of Budget Analysis Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,770
ZA - Administrative 171
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 98
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 54
ES - Senior Executive Service 51
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 48
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 31
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 13
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 11
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 11
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 3
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 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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