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Audit Specialist Salary

Audit Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $52K per year on average. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and the larger part earn vision coverage. The majority of Audit Specialists (62 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Audit Specialists. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,409 - $87,364
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$87K
MEDIAN: $51,659
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$11.59 - $24.97
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,409 - $87,364  
   
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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$29,542 - $83,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $24.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.96  
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).
)
$29,542 - $83,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Internal Audit and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent and 5 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Word.

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Experience Affects Audit Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Audit Specialist Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 43%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 14%
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