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Budget Analyst - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Budget Analyst"

How much does a Budget Analyst in the federal government get paid? $99,238.05* *Based on the 2017 average.
6,254 EMPLOYEES
$611.5M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Budget Analyst was the 47th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 6,254 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Budget Analysis, with an average salary of $75,562.

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 566 $75,561.75
Forest Service 307 $76,928.10
National Park Service 271 $74,019.17
Department of State 258 $109,406.50
Department of Energy 251 $116,046.18
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 246 $103,799.78
Internal Revenue Service 210 $107,478.38
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 174 $32,591.28
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 164 $115,038.36
Federal Bureau of Investigation 162 $101,053.59
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 151 $103,943.64
National Institutes of Health 150 $118,863.69
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 123 $79,811.46
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 114 $77,762.20
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 110 $72,494.84
Environmental Protection Agency 109 $109,471.93
Bureau of Reclamation 102 $77,981.66
Geological Survey 100 $74,959.84
Bureau of Land Management 90 $78,956.39
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 88 $128,491.00
Social Security Administration 84 $109,634.06
Food and Drug Administration 77 $112,653.38
Indian Health Service 76 $69,867.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 69 $115,675.67
U.S. Marshals Service 67 $86,265.76
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 61 $117,129.79
Federal Emergency Management Agency 60 $110,783.32
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 58 $125,279.66
National Protection and Programs Directorate 57 $99,539.89
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 53 $107,447.08
Transportation Security Administration 49 $112,226.98
U.S. Agency for International Development 48 $118,570.44
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 46 $56,736.56
Indian Affairs 45 $89,264.04
Customs and Border Protection 41 $113,794.66
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 40 $111,080.33
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 39 $120,296.59
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 39 $127,421.41
Bureau of the Census 37 $105,601.81
Farm Service Agency 34 $113,713.50
Administration for Children and Families 33 $113,202.70
Health Resources and Services Administration 33 $116,748.39
Rural Housing Service 33 $86,074.48
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 33 $107,965.61
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 32 $79,316.22
National Cemetery Administration 32 $79,021.84
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 29 $129,848.86
Agricultural Research Service 29 $89,321.86
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 28 $105,763.75
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 28 $101,077.46
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 28 $128,801.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 26 $114,611.73
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 24 $124,540.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 24 $132,386.54
Agricultural Marketing Service 24 $104,429.21
Patent and Trademark Office 23 $117,993.87
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 23 $140,218.48
Headquarters, Nasa 23 $131,363.43
Citizenship and Immigration Services 22 $111,676.91
Natural Resources Conservation Service 22 $95,964.18
Employment and Training Administration 22 $112,128.23
Foreign Agricultural Service 20 $110,746.45
Ames Research Center 20 $121,905.40
Office of Budget and Program Analysis 17 $125,469.00
Office of Personnel Management 17 $119,908.53
Departmental Offices 17 $130,762.82
Food Safety and Inspection Service 16 $112,348.56
Office of Secretary of Transportation 16 $118,932.38
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 15 $113,963.13
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 15 $93,012.07
Office of Justice Programs 15 $116,800.80
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 14 $105,168.79
Bureau of Labor Statistics 14 $96,195.86
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 13 $115,792.69
Food and Nutrition Service 13 $114,350.23
National Institute of Standards and Technology 13 $128,757.85
U.S. Secret Service 13 $104,323.85
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 12 $117,028.08
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 12 $119,213.08
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 12 $121,515.25
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 11 $126,990.18
Federal Student Aid 11 $117,960.73
Office of Management and Budget 11 $155,842.09
International Trade Administration 11 $122,305.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 11 $123,248.90
Securities and Exchange Commission 11 $176,577.64
Peace Corps 10 $102,362.10
Small Business Administration 10 $133,373.20
Federal Highway Administration 10 $102,365.40
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 9 $135,041.11
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 9 $122,633.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $127,154.89
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 9 $119,739.33
Program Support Center 9 $96,973.56
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $87,817.67
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $130,788.44
National Agricultural Statistics Service 8 $96,605.63
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 8 $100,716.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 8 $128,978.63
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 8 $120,061.38
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 8 $95,967.25
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $110,047.75
National Gallery of Art 8 $134,073.63
Federal Transit Administration 8 $121,290.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $96,688.57
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $102,224.71
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 7 $118,783.14
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 7 $168,805.43
Wage and Hour Division 6 $94,755.67
Office of Administration 6 $142,547.67
Federal Trade Commission 6 $102,769.83
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $126,526.83
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $115,472.67
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $90,615.67
National Science Foundation 6 $141,189.50
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $115,408.50
Science and Technology Directorate 5 $125,437.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 5 $120,777.80
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $120,296.40
National Labor Relations Board 5 $126,642.80
Langley Research Center 5 $92,336.00
Federal Communications Commission 5 $125,948.80
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $72,536.40
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 5 $102,846.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $101,710.40
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $114,265.60
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $117,688.60
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $109,531.20
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 4 $140,511.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 4 $120,695.75
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 4 $88,877.25
Employee Benefits Security Administration 4 $101,170.50
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $108,086.50
Office of the Director 4 $119,350.50
Public Buildings Service 4 $101,926.50
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $105,133.50
Economic Research Service 4 $98,152.50
National Technical Information Service 4 $94,354.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $111,140.75
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $140,819.50
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $130,178.25
Maritime Administration 4 $117,480.25
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $108,778.75
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 4 $113,355.75
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $112,111.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $110,335.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $113,751.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 3 $141,734.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $131,691.00
Government National Mortgage Association 3 $130,026.00
Office for Civil Rights 3 $115,644.67
Office of Postsecondary Education 3 $134,126.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $107,215.33
Presidio Trust 3 $103,463.33
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 3 $127,882.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $118,498.67
Railroad Retirement Board 3 $110,543.33
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $132,625.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 3 $109,326.33
U.S. Mint 3 $80,904.67
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $117,237.33
Bureau of Industry and Security 3 $125,947.67
Economic Development Administration 3 $113,101.33
Risk Management Agency 2 $98,338.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $110,443.00
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $103,049.50
Economics and Statistics Administration 2 $119,838.00
National Credit Union Administration 2 $155,676.50
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $115,425.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 2 $124,986.50
Millennium Challenge Corporation 2 $130,265.50
Selective Service System 2 $125,478.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $98,495.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $118,489.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $116,191.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $136,747.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $120,356.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $67,463.00
Office of Enterprise Operations 2 $134,426.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 2 $112,640.50
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $93,075.50
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 2 $107,435.50
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $138,352.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $145,629.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $152,126.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $120,068.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $125,092.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $119,350.50
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 2 $124,698.00
Pretrial Services Agency 2 $115,955.00
Office of Special Counsel 2 $90,166.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $139,098.50
Community Relations Service 1 $113,755.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $109,435.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $161,900.00
Women's Bureau 1 $103,639.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $79,532.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $145,929.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $146,352.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 1 $126,958.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $98,323.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $162,900.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $197,395.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $54,972.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $143,894.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $166,777.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $108,435.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $126,958.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $107,435.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $70,243.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $110,595.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 1 $119,489.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 1 $113,755.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $124,223.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $136,676.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 1 $123,223.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $110,595.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $145,629.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $115,515.00
National Appeals Division 1 $110,595.00
African Development Foundation 1 $123,223.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $161,900.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $116,955.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $94,796.00

Budget Analyst Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Budget Analyst is $99,238.05. The highest paid Budget Analyst made $241,300 in 2017.

Common Budget Analyst Payscales

Payscale Number of Budget Analysis Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,743
ZA - Administrative 168
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 89
ES - Senior Executive Service 55
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 48
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 46
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 33
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 13
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 11
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 10
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 2
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 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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