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Audit Specialist Salary

Audit Specialists in the United States take home approximately $51K per year on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Audit Specialists. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Female Audit Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,222 - $83,447
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MEDIAN: $50,960
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$11.69 - $24.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,222 - $83,447  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,973  
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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$30,086 - $81,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $24.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,973  
   
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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$30,086 - $81,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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. Most notably, facility with Internal Audit and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent and 10 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word.

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Experience Affects Audit Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Audit Specialist Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 42%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 14%