Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 13-2031 Budget Analysts
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports for the purpose of maintaining expenditure controls.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports. Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls. Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation. Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests. Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs. Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes. Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program. Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods. Interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives. Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $26.39   Entry $54,889.00
Mean $39.87   Mean $82,927.00
Experience $46.61 Experience $96,942.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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