Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.
Budget analysts work in a variety of settings, including government agencies, universities, and 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 $71,590 in May 2015.
Employment of budget analysts is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Budget analysts should be needed for their ability to manage the allocation of funds in both governments and businesses.
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