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Budget Analyst - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Budget Analyst"

How much does a Budget Analyst in the federal government get paid? $100,594.90* *Based on the 2018 average.
6,342 EMPLOYEES
$614.74M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Budget Analyst was the 47th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 6,342 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Budget Analysis, with an average salary of $75,749.

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 568 $75,748.67
Forest Service 306 $76,535.28
National Park Service 270 $74,289.96
Department of State 258 $109,399.65
Department of Energy 253 $108,132.56
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 245 $103,775.87
Internal Revenue Service 210 $107,383.64
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 176 $108,481.63
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 164 $115,267.21
Federal Bureau of Investigation 162 $110,156.15
National Institutes of Health 150 $118,963.65
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 149 $104,222.70
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 121 $80,182.20
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 116 $78,123.07
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 111 $72,584.46
Environmental Protection Agency 107 $108,750.31
Bureau of Reclamation 101 $78,749.15
Geological Survey 100 $75,456.26
Bureau of Land Management 91 $78,267.71
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 89 $128,218.26
Social Security Administration 83 $109,818.20
U.S. Coast Guard 77 $95,429.64
Food and Drug Administration 76 $112,735.70
Indian Health Service 76 $69,904.36
Offices, Boards and Divisions 71 $116,239.24
U.S. Marshals Service 68 $86,112.44
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 65 $118,320.95
National Protection and Programs Directorate 62 $99,083.21
Federal Emergency Management Agency 60 $111,261.17
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 57 $124,694.21
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 53 $107,604.06
Transportation Security Administration 49 $112,230.10
U.S. Agency for International Development 47 $117,980.85
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 46 $112,339.06
Indian Affairs 45 $87,822.09
Customs and Border Protection 42 $115,691.26
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 40 $110,653.63
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 40 $128,519.48
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 38 $121,257.21
Bureau of the Census 37 $105,906.86
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 34 $108,436.85
Rural Housing Service 33 $86,839.39
Health Resources and Services Administration 33 $116,861.55
Administration for Children and Families 33 $113,298.45
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 32 $79,600.00
Farm Service Agency 32 $114,408.13
National Cemetery Administration 30 $80,446.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 29 $129,977.62
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 28 $129,019.79
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 28 $105,851.71
Agricultural Research Service 28 $89,812.18
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 27 $101,576.63
Veterans Benefits Administration 26 $115,456.73
Citizenship and Immigration Services 24 $107,475.21
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 24 $132,386.54
Agricultural Marketing Service 24 $104,868.58
Patent and Trademark Office 23 $119,696.43
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 23 $126,244.39
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 23 $140,380.83
Headquarters, Nasa 23 $131,363.43
Employment and Training Administration 22 $112,767.55
Natural Resources Conservation Service 21 $94,147.24
Foreign Agricultural Service 20 $110,746.45
Ames Research Center 19 $121,612.42
Office of Budget and Program Analysis 18 $124,750.56
Office of Personnel Management 17 $120,166.94
Office of Secretary of Transportation 17 $116,938.41
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 16 $90,036.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 16 $112,348.56
Departmental Offices 16 $131,653.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 15 $114,212.07
Office of Justice Programs 15 $116,073.80
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 14 $105,373.07
Bureau of Labor Statistics 14 $96,575.43
Food and Nutrition Service 13 $115,237.77
National Institute of Standards and Technology 13 $131,027.08
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 13 $119,521.54
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 13 $115,792.69
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 12 $122,360.17
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 12 $117,611.33
U.S. Secret Service 12 $110,928.18
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 11 $119,898.73
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 11 $126,990.18
Office of Management and Budget 11 $156,241.36
Drug Enforcement Administration 11 $123,248.90
Federal Student Aid 11 $119,377.00
Peace Corps 10 $102,572.50
Small Business Administration 10 $133,812.40
Securities and Exchange Commission 10 $175,703.70
International Trade Administration 10 $118,220.50
Federal Highway Administration 10 $102,365.40
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $87,817.67
Program Support Center 9 $97,602.22
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 9 $135,207.78
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $127,154.89
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $130,788.44
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 9 $120,090.33
Federal Transit Administration 8 $121,685.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 8 $96,734.75
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $110,047.75
National Gallery of Art 8 $134,298.63
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 8 $120,186.38
National Agricultural Statistics Service 8 $96,918.13
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 8 $98,751.88
Executive Office for Immigration Review 8 $128,978.63
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 7 $121,058.14
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 7 $168,805.43
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $96,994.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $102,224.71
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 7 $118,783.14
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 6 $118,316.17
National Science Foundation 6 $141,189.50
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $115,408.50
Wage and Hour Division 6 $95,198.50
Office of Administration 6 $142,547.67
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $115,999.33
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $91,500.33
Federal Trade Commission 6 $103,739.50
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 5 $120,777.80
National Labor Relations Board 5 $126,642.80
Langley Research Center 5 $94,425.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $114,265.60
Economic Research Service 5 $97,801.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $101,710.40
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $109,142.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $117,688.60
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $112,168.00
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
Science and Technology Directorate 5 $126,315.40
Office of the Director 4 $119,350.50
Public Buildings Service 4 $101,926.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 4 $120,695.75
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 4 $140,511.25
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $140,819.50
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $105,798.00
National Technical Information Service 4 $94,504.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $111,140.75
Employee Benefits Security Administration 4 $101,170.50
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 4 $89,667.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $108,086.50
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $130,178.25
Maritime Administration 4 $117,480.25
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 4 $113,355.75
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $112,236.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $110,335.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $132,625.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 3 $109,326.33
U.S. Mint 3 $123,089.00
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
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $113,751.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $131,691.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 3 $141,734.33
Government National Mortgage Association 3 $130,026.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $118,748.67
Railroad Retirement Board 3 $110,543.33
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $117,237.33
Economic Development Administration 3 $113,101.33
Bureau of Industry and Security 3 $125,947.67
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $131,083.33
Office for Civil Rights 3 $115,644.67
Risk Management Agency 3 $106,633.33
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
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $134,426.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $136,747.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $120,356.50
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $93,075.50
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 2 $107,435.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 2 $112,640.50
Office of Enterprise Operations 2 $134,426.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 2 $124,986.50
Millennium Challenge Corporation 2 $130,265.50
Selective Service System 2 $125,478.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $125,092.50
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 $140,987.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $110,443.00
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $104,049.50
Economics and Statistics Administration 2 $119,838.00
National Credit Union Administration 2 $500.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $140,219.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $152,126.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $145,629.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $119,350.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $120,068.50
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 $200,187.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $162,900.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $204,797.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $124,223.00
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
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $110,595.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $107,435.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $126,958.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $70,243.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 1 $119,614.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $115,515.00
National Appeals Division 1 $114,005.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $162,400.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $116,955.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $94,796.00
Community Relations Service 1 $113,755.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $109,435.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $79,532.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $161,900.00
Women's Bureau 1 $103,639.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $145,929.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $145,629.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 1 $113,755.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 1 $124,723.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $136,676.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $110,595.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $54,972.00

Budget Analyst Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Budget Analyst is $100,594.90. The highest paid Budget Analyst made $241,300 in 2018.

Common Budget Analyst Payscales

Payscale Number of Budget Analysis Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,829
ZA - Administrative 168
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 90
ES - Senior Executive Service 57
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 10
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
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 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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The series code of this occupation is 0560.

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