Senior Auditor Salary

Median pay for Senior Auditors in the United States is around $64K annually. Cash earnings for Senior Auditors — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $52K to approximately $86K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by geography and the specific company. The majority of Senior Auditors (60 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$51,199 - $82,392
(Median)
$51K
$64K
$82K
MEDIAN: $64,139
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$15.89 - $42.28
(Median)
$16
$26
$42
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$51,199 - $82,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,977  
Profit Sharing
$490.03 - $3,931  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,189  
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).
)
$51,608 - $85,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $42.28  
   
Overtime
$21.62 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,977  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,189  
Profit Sharing
$490.03 - $3,931  
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).
)
$51,608 - $85,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

Job Description for Senior Auditor

Senior auditors conduct audits for companies to ensure compliance in financial and operational areas. They ensure that businesses operate smoothly and inspect records for cases of waste or fraud. Senior auditors are typically responsible for overseeing the entire auditing process for a company. In large organizations, they may have staff auditors who report directly to them.

Read More...

Senior Auditor Tasks

  • Develop risk appraisal guidelines and audit paperwork templates.
  • Plan and conduct audits, prepare reports on a monthly or yearly basis for clients, and take point as the lead reviewer.
  • Analyze financial data to insure efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with relevant laws and standards, as well as to find instances of accounting deficiencies and/or fraud.
  • Oversee, guide, and mentor junior auditors.

Common Career Paths for Senior Auditor


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Senior Auditors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chief Financial Officer. The average Chief Financial Officer brings home $122K per year. Auditing Managers or Senior Manager Auditors are common next-step roles for Senior Auditors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Auditing Managers is $18K higher on average, and it's $47K higher for Senior Manager Auditors.

Senior Auditor Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Auditor


KPMG, LLP, EY (Ernst & Young), Deloitte & Touche LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Grant Thornton Llp are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Senior Auditors. Although salaries only range from $57K to just $89K, PricewaterhouseCoopers still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $72K. Wells Fargo Bank, KPMG, LLP, and BDO Seidman, LLP also offer top salaries for Senior Auditors. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $71K, $69K, and $69K, respectively.

Pay for Senior Auditors is the lowest at Crowe, Chizek and Company LLP, which has a median salary of $63K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $75K. Employees at Deloitte, Mcgladrey, and Deloitte & Touche LLP can also expect below-average earnings of $64K.

Popular Skills for Senior Auditor


Survey results imply that Senior Auditors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Internal Audit, Risk Management / Risk Control, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. The majority of those who know Auditing also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Auditor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Senior Auditors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $63K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Senior Auditors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $77K. Senior Auditors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $81K.

Pay Difference by Location


Relative to Senior Auditors in the rest of the country, Senior Auditors to the east in Washington, New York, and Boston see salaries beyond the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 8 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Minneapolis and 4 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Senior Auditor Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Senior Auditor Salaries




Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
up arrow 4%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Auditing
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$66,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 518 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%