Entry-Level Auditors take home an average $52K per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Auditors runs from $31K to $67K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Entry-Level Auditors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,462 - $67,153
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$52K
$67K
MEDIAN: $52,271
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$10.48 - $25.70
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,462 - $67,153  
   
Bonus
$97.71 - $5,349  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,562  
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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$30,776 - $67,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $25.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.74  
Overtime
$15.02 - $36.78  
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
$97.71 - $5,349  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,562  
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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$30,776 - $67,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Auditors include EY (Ernst & Young), PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Deloitte. With a median salary of $59K, EY (Ernst & Young) offers Entry-Level Auditors the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $50K and are capped at $77K. Other big spenders include Grant Thornton Llp, KPMG, LLP, and Deloitte, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Auditors see paychecks nearing $59K, $58K, or $57K.

Also approaching the lower end are RSM McGladrey Incorporated at $53K, Deloitte & Touche LLP at $55K, and Mcgladrey at $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,002

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

For Entry-Level Auditors, Washington provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Auditors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent).

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Skills That Affect Auditor Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 14%



Auditing
up arrow 1%

Internal Audit
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Tax Preparation
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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Microsoft Access
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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