Audit Specialist Salary

Audit Specialists in the United States take home approximately $50K per year on average. Women make up the majority of Audit Specialists (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$35,721 - $87,243
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$87K
MEDIAN: $50,094
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50%
90%

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$11.59 - $24.24
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,721 - $87,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,123  
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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$29,266 - $83,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$19.84 - $27.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,123  
   
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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$29,266 - $83,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Internal Audit command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 43 percent above average. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Word.

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Experience Affects Audit Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 52%


National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Audit Specialist Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 43%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 13%
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