Entry-Level Auditor Salary

Entry-Level Auditors can expect wages of $51K annually on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Auditors — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $31K to approximately $66K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Men working as Entry-Level Auditors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. For the most part, Entry-Level Auditors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,965 - $65,709
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$66K
MEDIAN: $51,147
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$10.08 - $25.72
(Median)
$10
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,965 - $65,709  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,101  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,404  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$31,053 - $66,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $25.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$14.75 - $37.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,101  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,404  
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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$31,053 - $66,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 453
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Popular Employer Salaries for Auditor


Entry-Level Auditors flock to EY (Ernst & Young), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche LLP, KPMG, LLP, and Deloitte, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. KPMG, LLP pays the most with a median salary of $57K, though there is little variation overall ($52K to $81K). Entry-Level Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks at Deloitte ($56K), EY (Ernst & Young) ($56K), and Deloitte & Touche LLP ($55K).

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Grant Thornton Llp ($53K), Mcgladrey ($54K), and PricewaterhouseCoopers ($55K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,336

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Entry-Level Auditors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Auditor Advice

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Auditor in Seattle:
"Able to make decisions without training on the fly."
Have a thick skin. Don't be afraid to speak your opinions on how to audit.

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Skills That Affect Auditor Salaries



Internal Audit
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Auditing
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National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Tax Preparation
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Accounting
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Data Analysis
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 330 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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