Internal Auditor Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Internal Auditor is $51,395 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit, Accounting, Compliance (Financial), Risk Management / Risk Control, and Auditing.
Internal Auditor Total Pay (?
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$37,678 - $71,140
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MEDIAN: $51,394
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Internal Auditor Total Pay (?
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$11.50 - $25.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,678 - $71,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,160  
Profit Sharing
$520 - $6,302  
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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$33,801 - $72,690  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,813
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $25.27  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $35.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,160  
   
Profit Sharing
$520 - $6,302  
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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$33,801 - $72,690  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,813
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Job Description for Internal Auditor

An internal auditor's primarily responsibility is to protect a company from incurring any penalties enforced by the IRS. Companies often have so much money coming from so many places that it is easy to miss something in their paperwork and the proper taxes might not be paid. Internal auditors review all of this information before taxes are actually taken care of.
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Internal Auditor Tasks
  • Evaluate and document existing or proposed procedures and controls.
  • Provide management with recommendations for policy, procedure and practice improvements.
  • Conduct operational, compliance, financial and SOX audits within an organization.
  • Acts as a liaison for audits with internal departments as well as outside auditors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Internal Auditor

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Pay Difference By Location

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Washington
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Los Angeles
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Boston
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Milwaukee
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National Average
$51,000
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Pittsburgh
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St. Louis
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Experience Affects Internal Auditor Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Internal Auditor Salaries

Accounting
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Financial Analysis
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Office
0%
Data Analysis
0%
National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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