The average Audit Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K per year. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,467 - $89,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$30,136 - $78,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $22.73  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
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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$30,136 - $78,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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

  • Perform individual audits and prepare reports of audit results.
  • Identify risk management strategies.
  • Conduct meetings with upper management and determine required resources.

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Popular Skills for Audit Specialist


Audit Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Internal Audit command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 49 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Auditing. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Audit Specialist

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $45K. Audit Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $81K.

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Key Stats for Audit Specialist

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Audit Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 87%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Audit Specialist Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 49%


National Average
$43,000



Auditing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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