Budget analysts

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2019 Workforce
52.8k
Average Age
46.1
Estimated Job Growth
3.43%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$88,268
Average Male Salary
$100,717
Average Female Salary
$80,222

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Budget analysts and on wages and locations for those in the field. National security & international affairs is the industry that employs the most Budget analysts, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Budget analysts, by average wage, is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. Budget analysts are paid most in Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville & Lanham PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Arlington County (South) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$88,268
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,831

In 2019, Budget analysts earned an average of $88,268, $32,744 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Construction managers make somewhat more than Budget analysts while Public relations and fundraising managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Budget analysts as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.21
WAGE GINI

In 2016, Budget analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.21, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Budget analysts (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Budget analysts.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

52.8k
2019 Workforce
± 5,642
2.77%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.8%

The number of people employed as Budget analysts has been growing at a rate of 2.77%, from 51,406 people in 2018 to 52,828 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Budget analysts employed by various industries. National security & international affairs employs the largest share of Budget analysts at  14.3%, followed by Public finance activities with 6.34% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 6.03%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Budget analysts in the US. The average age of male Budget analysts in the workforce is 45.1 and of female Budget analysts is 46.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Budget analysts is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

20.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,535
32.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,398

60.7% of Budget analysts are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Budget analysts.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Budget analysts
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

65.6% of Budget analysts are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.8% of Budget analysts, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Budget analysts.

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Age by Gender

45.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.01
46.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.69

The median age of Budget analysts is 46.1, and Male employees are generally 1.65 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Budget analysts from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Budget analysts is Business but a relatively high number of Budget analysts hold a major in Math & Statistics.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Budget analysts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Budget analysts need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Budget analysts need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Operations Analysis, and Mathematics.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Budget Analysts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Budget Analysts are expected to see a growth of 3.43% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

3.43%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Budget Analysts. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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