• Budget Analysts
  • Finance
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 71,470
    $47,020 range bar $104,270
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.

What do they typically do

  • Help the chief operations officer, agency head, or other top managers analyze proposed plans and find alternatives
  • Work with program and project managers to develop an organization's budget
  • Estimate future financial needs
  • Explain their recommendations for funding requests to an organization's employees and to people outside of the organization
  • Inform program managers of status and availability of funds
  • Combine all program and department budgets into a single organizational budget and review all funding requests for value
  • Monitor organizational spending to make sure that it is within budget
  • Review managers' budget proposals to make sure they are complete, accurate, and meet legal and regulatory requirements

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.6%
Job Opening 95

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
Private Training Programs

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