Entry-Level Auditor Salary

For Entry-Level Auditors, yearly average wages total $53K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Auditors, overall income ranges from $31K near the bottom to $68K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Entry-Level Auditors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Auditors (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,623 - $68,781
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$53K
$69K
MEDIAN: $53,343
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$10.86 - $25.57
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$0$68K
Salary $39,623 - $68,781
Bonus $96.35 - $5,526
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,000
Commission $5,000
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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$30,835 - $68,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,236
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.86 - $25.57
Hourly Tips $0.74
Overtime $13.54 - $36.45
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $96.35 - $5,526
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,000
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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$30,835 - $68,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 389

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Popular Employer Salaries for Auditor


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Auditors include PricewaterhouseCoopers, EY (Ernst & Young), KPMG, LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Deloitte. Although EY (Ernst & Young) offers the highest salaries (median pay is $59K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $50K to $81K. Other leaders in compensation levels are KPMG, LLP at $58K, PricewaterhouseCoopers at $58K, and Deloitte, where Entry-Level Auditors annually earn $57K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include RSM McGladrey Incorporated at $53K, and Deloitte & Touche LLP where $56K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Auditors there earn up to $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,332

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Auditors, 23 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), New York (+14 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Philadelphia, 2 percent below the national average.

Auditor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Auditor in Charlotte:
"Do more research on Salary."
I wish I knew more about the salary level for my role when I started.

Auditor in Seattle:
"Able to make decisions without training on the fly."
Have a thick skin. Don't be afraid to speak your opinions on how to audit.

Auditor in Dallas:
"Federal Government Auditor."
Cons: 1) negative stigma working for the Fed, below average prestige/respect, 2) no material perks and bonuses, 3) little opportunity to become "wealthy" within Agency. Pros: 1) meaningful work saving taxpayer dollars by the millions, 2 & 3) excellent pay per hour in the accounting/business line of work, 4) 40 hour week & paid overtime when available, 5) less stressful cutthroat environment, 6) excellent benefits (medical, retirement, others) 7) flexible schedules, 8) ample paid vacation and paid sick, 9) auditing is never a redundant task, 10) countless opportunities to do something different: specialists, large & small contractors, system audits, rates audits, proposal audits, compliance audits, 11) learn and experience about how large and small companies operate and the various business systems, 12) work experience related for Govt. Ktr jobs 13) paid MBA and certifications (CPA, CFE, etc.) and CPA review courses (Becker, etc), 12) Agency provided CPE hours/credits required forCPA.

Key Stats for Auditor

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Auditor Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
▲13%



▲1%

Tax Preparation
▲1%

Internal Audit
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Accounting
▼1%





Microsoft Access
▼7%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%
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