Budget Clerk

Prepare budget based on previous budget figures.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Budget Clerks do?

Prepares budgets based on previous budget figures or estimated revenue and expense: Reviews records of sales and actual operating expenses, such as payrolls and material costs. Compiles tables of revenues and expenses to show current budget status. Writes justifications for overrun or underrun of budget estimates. Computes ratios and percentages to make interdepartmental comparisons, indicate trends, and show other selected factors. Prepares charts and graphs. Tabulates statistical data for presentation in miscellaneous budget reports, using calculator and typewriter or computer. May prepare financial statement showing profit and loss. May examine budget and requisition funds and be designated Expenditure-Requisition Clerk.

Should I be a Budget Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Balance Clerk, Bond Clerk, Budget-Record Clerk, Budget-Report Clerk, Budget Technician, Ledger Clerk

    How to become a Budget Clerk

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