Audit Specialist Salary

Audit Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $17.64 per hour. Most Audit Specialists survey respondents are women (71 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$38,770 - $77,695
$39K
$47K
$78K
MEDIAN: $47,370
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$12.98 - $22.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,770 - $77,695  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$983  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,965 - $64,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $22.79  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$983  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,965 - $64,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Description for Audit Specialist

An audit specialist provides internal audit services to a company to ensure that various departments are adhering to company guidelines and legal requirements. The audit specialist must have proficient computer skills, as creating reports is often required. The audit specialist must carry out audits in an objective manner and must be familiar with company operations and products. Often, a software program is used in this process and to detect anomalies.

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Audit Specialist Tasks

  • Assist with month end closing, including reports and explanations of variances.
  • Prepare and review financial statements and accounting entries.
  • Perform basic accounting, such as recording revenues and reconcile and audit daily cash.

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Popular Skills for Audit Specialist


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Fortunate workers who know Internal Audit can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 49 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Auditing and Data Analysis. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Audit Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Audit Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Audit Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Audit Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Audit Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 21 salaries. An Audit Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Audit Specialist

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Audit Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$43,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Audit Specialist Salaries

Internal Audit
▲49%


National Average
$43,000



Data Analysis
▼5%

Auditing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%