How much does a Budget Manager make in the United States? The average Budget Manager salary in the United States is $133,916 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $118,201 and $150,852. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Budget Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Budget Manager Salary $103,892 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Budget Manager Salary $118,201 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Budget Manager Salary $133,916 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Budget Manager Salary $150,852 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Budget Manager Salary $166,271 US January 26, 2024
25% $118,201 10% $103,892 90% $166,271 75% $150,852 $133,916 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Analysis 9.28%
Billing 1.26%
Accounts Receivable 0.92%
Others 88.54%

Job Description for Budget Manager

Budget Manager manages and coordinates budgeting activities and the implementation of the organization's budget policies and guidelines. Monitors actual performance against estimates and prepares annual and interim budgets. Being a Budget Manager coordinates budget appropriations and responds to exception requests for funds. Monitors and analyzes performance against budgets. Additionally, Budget Manager implements and supports tools and reporting used for planning, forecasting, monitoring, and decision support. Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting. Typically reports to a director. The Budget Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Budget Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Budget Manager, the upper level is Budget Senior Manager and then progresses to Budget Director.

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Budget Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Budget Manager, the highest Budget Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Budget Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Budget Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Budget Manager salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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