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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

13-2031 Budget Analysts

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports. Excludes “Financial and Investment Analysts” (13-2051).


National estimates for Budget Analysts
Industry profile for Budget Analysts
Geographic profile for Budget Analysts

National estimates for Budget Analysts:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Budget Analysts:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
47,440 1.2 % $ 40.50 $ 84,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Budget Analysts:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.72 $ 30.17 $ 38.43 $ 48.91 $ 59.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,330 $ 62,750 $ 79,940 $ 101,730 $ 124,440


Industry profile for Budget Analysts:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Budget Analysts are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Budget Analysts, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Budget Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 11,480 0.54 $ 43.67 $ 90,830
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,430 0.25 $ 36.75 $ 76,430
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,300 0.10 $ 38.55 $ 80,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,440 0.12 $ 34.94 $ 72,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,170 0.12 $ 42.06 $ 87,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Budget Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 160 0.77 $ 43.70 $ 90,900
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 11,480 0.54 $ 43.67 $ 90,830
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,430 0.25 $ 36.75 $ 76,430
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 710 0.18 $ 48.87 $ 101,640
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.17 $ 27.38 $ 56,940

Top paying industries for Budget Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $ 57.90 $ 120,430
Grantmaking and Giving Services 140 0.10 $ 54.22 $ 112,770
Traveler Accommodation 540 0.04 $ 51.28 $ 106,670
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 100 0.03 $ 51.09 $ 106,260
Support Activities for Air Transportation 50 0.03 $ 49.46 $ 102,880


Geographic profile for Budget Analysts:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Budget Analysts are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Budget Analysts, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of budget analysts by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Budget Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,090 0.42 1.24 $ 37.04 $ 77,030
California 4,570 0.28 0.82 $ 44.91 $ 93,400
New York 3,190 0.37 1.09 $ 44.80 $ 93,180
Florida 2,820 0.33 0.97 $ 35.50 $ 73,840
Virginia 2,790 0.74 2.21 $ 45.65 $ 94,950


Map of location quotient of budget analysts by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Budget Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,940 2.93 8.70 $ 51.15 $ 106,380
Alaska 270 0.90 2.68 $ 41.04 $ 85,370
Maryland 2,040 0.80 2.38 $ 47.92 $ 99,670
New Mexico 620 0.80 2.37 $ 38.54 $ 80,160
Virginia 2,790 0.74 2.21 $ 45.65 $ 94,950


Map of annual mean wages of budget analysts by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Budget Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,940 2.93 8.70 $ 51.15 $ 106,380
Maryland 2,040 0.80 2.38 $ 47.92 $ 99,670
Virginia 2,790 0.74 2.21 $ 45.65 $ 94,950
New Jersey 1,030 0.27 0.80 $ 45.55 $ 94,750
California 4,570 0.28 0.82 $ 44.91 $ 93,400



Map of employment of budget analysts by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Budget Analysts:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,380 1.49 4.44 $ 51.14 $ 106,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,620 0.30 0.90 $ 48.28 $ 100,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,400 0.24 0.73 $ 47.42 $ 98,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,220 0.47 1.40 $ 44.47 $ 92,500
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,050 0.43 1.27 $ 35.06 $ 72,920
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 970 0.77 2.30 $ 44.35 $ 92,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 970 0.33 0.99 $ 44.13 $ 91,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 870 0.34 1.00 $ 40.52 $ 84,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 840 0.32 0.94 $ 37.88 $ 78,790
Austin-Round Rock, TX 750 0.70 2.08 $ 37.68 $ 78,380


Map of location quotient of budget analysts by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Budget Analysts:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Carson City, NV 70 2.38 7.08 $ 37.17 $ 77,310
Huntsville, AL 510 2.20 6.53 $ 49.10 $ 102,120
Corvallis, OR 70 1.90 5.64 $ 38.37 $ 79,800
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 100 1.84 5.47 $ 37.44 $ 77,880
Fayetteville, NC 210 1.67 4.95 $ 41.16 $ 85,610
Salem, OR 280 1.66 4.92 $ 43.37 $ 90,210
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 60 1.65 4.90 $ 38.53 $ 80,140
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 170 1.55 4.61 $ 40.81 $ 84,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,380 1.49 4.44 $ 51.14 $ 106,380
Ames, IA 70 1.46 4.35 $ 34.83 $ 72,440


Map of annual mean wages of budget analysts by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Budget Analysts:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 350 0.32 0.96 $ 55.13 $ 114,670
Iowa City, IA 40 0.42 1.23 $ 52.34 $ 108,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,380 1.49 4.44 $ 51.14 $ 106,380
Huntsville, AL 510 2.20 6.53 $ 49.10 $ 102,120
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.19 0.56 $ 48.57 $ 101,030
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,620 0.30 0.90 $ 48.28 $ 100,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,400 0.24 0.73 $ 47.42 $ 98,640
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 590 0.26 0.78 $ 47.14 $ 98,050
Salinas, CA 40 0.27 0.79 $ 47.06 $ 97,880
California-Lexington Park, MD 50 1.13 3.37 $ 46.39 $ 96,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Budget Analysts:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.08 3.20 $ 27.06 $ 56,280
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.55 1.62 $ 31.63 $ 65,790
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 2.54 $ 32.62 $ 67,860
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 0.90 2.66 $ 42.86 $ 89,140
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 1.49 $ 44.08 $ 91,690

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Budget Analysts:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.08 3.20 $ 27.06 $ 56,280
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.91 2.70 $ 48.35 $ 100,570
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 0.90 2.66 $ 42.86 $ 89,140
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 2.54 $ 32.62 $ 67,860
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.71 2.11 $ 34.58 $ 71,930

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Budget Analysts:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.91 2.70 $ 48.35 $ 100,570
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.02 $ 45.41 $ 94,450
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 1.49 $ 44.08 $ 91,690
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 0.93 $ 42.89 $ 89,220
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 0.90 2.66 $ 42.86 $ 89,140


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022