|Quick Facts: Budget Analysts|
$73,840 per year
$35.50 per hour
|7% (As fast as average)|
Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.
Budget analysts work in government agencies, universities, and private companies. Most work full time.
A bachelor’s degree is typically required to become a budget analyst. Courses in accounting, economics, and statistics are helpful.
The median annual wage for budget analysts was $73,840 in May 2016.
Employment of budget analysts is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The demand for budget analysts should continue because of the importance of their role in managing the allocation of funds in both governments and businesses.
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