Audit Specialist Salary

Average Audit Specialists in the United States make around $54K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Audit Specialists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 60 percent. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,760 - $87,843
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$88K
MEDIAN: $54,196
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$11.71 - $24.59
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$35,760 - $87,843  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,123  
Total Pay (?
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$30,168 - $84,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $24.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.96  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$30,168 - $84,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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


Survey takers who work as Audit Specialists typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Internal Audit and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Word.

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Experience Affects Audit Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Audit Specialist Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 41%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

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
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 13%