|Quick Facts: Budget Analysts|
|2012 Median Pay||
$69,280 per year
$33.31 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||61,700|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||6% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||3,800|
Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.
Budget analysts work in offices. In 2012, about 41 percent worked in government (federal, state, and local), and others worked in universities or for private companies. Most work full time.
Budget analysts typically must have a bachelor’s degree, although some employers prefer candidates with a master’s degree.
The median annual wage for budget analysts was $69,280 in May 2012.
Employment of budget analysts is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. The complexity of budget analysis will require more analysts, but employment growth is expected to be tempered by limited government spending.
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