Budget Analysts (13-2031)

Occupation description:  Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 287297 3.51 78
United States 60,80062,300 2.5150 1,5101,670

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.1023.2228.30 35.5044.6653.58
Alaska 39.5726.4231.18 37.3745.9156.90
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.7126.6331.17 35.5743.6050.36
Fairbanks North Star Borough 36.2725.7730.32 33.9739.6348.57
Southeast Region 41.9127.4933.92 41.2546.0958.36
Balance of State 44.4125.7731.18 43.3656.5468.89

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1646 3.748.1 35.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation26
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 78
Number of job position postings 23
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Accounting Technology AAS

AVTEC   (Seward)
Business & Office Technology Accounting Specialist

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Accounting AAS

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Accounting AAS
Accounting Bac
Finance Bac

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Accounting AAS

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Accounting AAS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Accounting Bac

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Accounting Essentials