Average Auditor Salary

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The average salary for an Auditor is $55,604.
MEDIAN $55,604
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$41k - $82k
$201 - $7k
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$147 - $6k
$509 - $34k
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$31k - $80k

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Job Description for Auditor

Auditor Tasks
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with and/or oversees members of auditing team.
  • Prepare reports related to audit activities.
  • Consult with company representatives on improvements to accounting processes and systems.
The top respondents for the job title Auditor are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, LLP. Reported salaries are highest at KPMG, LLP where the average pay is $60,189. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and PricewaterhouseCoopers, earning around $60,055 and $58,200, respectively. Cotiviti pays the lowest at around $47,947. Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,464 and $55,538, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Auditor. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Senior Auditor
Senior Accountant
Internal Auditor
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Auditor

Skills in Auditing, Data Analysis and Internal Audit are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Auditor

An entry-level Auditor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,397 based on 478 salaries. An early career Auditor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,204 based on 2,131 salaries. A mid-career Auditor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,149 based on 688 salaries. An experienced Auditor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,690 based on 576 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,439.
Employees with Auditor in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 26.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.1% more) and New York, New York (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.4% less).

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