For Audit Specialists, yearly average wages total $49K annually. A strong majority claim medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Women account for the majority of Audit Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,777 - $89,794
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$49K
$90K
MEDIAN: $48,937
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$11.95 - $22.17
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,777 - $89,794  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$29,570 - $78,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $22.17  
   
Overtime
$24.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$98.63 - $6,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$29,570 - $78,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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


Audit Specialists only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Internal Audit can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 51 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Auditing. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Audit Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $45K. For Audit Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Audit Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $82K.

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Experience Affects Audit Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 94%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Audit Specialist Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 51%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Auditing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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