Entry-Level Auditor Salary

An average Entry-Level Auditor can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Auditors, overall income ranges from $31K near the bottom to $66K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men working as Entry-Level Auditors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,965 - $65,709
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$66K
MEDIAN: $51,147
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$10.08 - $25.72
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$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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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Auditors include EY (Ernst & Young), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche LLP, KPMG, LLP, and Deloitte. Although the highest salaries can be found at KPMG, LLP where median pay is $57K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $52K and $81K. Also paying near the top of the field are Deloitte at $56K, EY (Ernst & Young) at $56K, and Deloitte & Touche LLP, where Entry-Level Auditors annually earn $55K.

Grant Thornton Llp, Mcgladrey, and PricewaterhouseCoopers also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $53K, $54K, and $55K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,336

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

Entry-Level Auditors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Entry-Level Auditors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Skills That Affect Auditor Salaries



Internal Audit
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Auditing
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$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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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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