Average Auditor Salary

$56,867
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,052
Bonus
$25,000
Commission
$1,459
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The average salary for an Auditor is $56,867.
10%
$42k
MEDIAN
$57k
90%
$83k
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$42k - $83k
Bonus
$306 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$491 - $5k
Commission
$5k - $35k
Total Pay
$31k - $81k
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What Do Auditors Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Auditor

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Auditor are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), KPMG, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Reported salaries are highest at Defense Contract Audit Agency where the average pay is $70,825. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, LLP, earning around $60,813 and $60,559, respectively. Cotiviti pays the lowest at around $47,947. Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $56,620 and $59,104, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Auditors?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Auditors?

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 $52,205 based on 365 salaries. An early career Auditor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,020 based on 1,766 salaries. A mid-career Auditor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,379 based on 535 salaries. An experienced Auditor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,749 based on 493 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,447.
Employees with Auditor in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.1% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,388 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.8%
Early Career
52.1%
Mid Career
15.8%
Experienced
14.6%
Late Career
6.8%