$56,357
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,996

Profit Sharing

$1,247

Commission

$5,200

Internal Auditors in the United States can expect wages of $56K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Internal Auditors varies from around $37K to approximately $78K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $7K, respectively. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. Women make up a slight majority of Internal Auditors (54 percent) survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Internal Auditors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,132 - $78,125
$41K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,357
10%
50%
90%

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$12.74 - $27.36
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.99
10%
50%
90%

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$0$79K
Salary $41,132 - $78,125
Bonus $302 - $8,482
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,139
Commission $5,200
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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$37,433 - $79,634
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,997
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $27.36
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $15.40 - $40.85
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $302 - $8,482
Commission $5,200
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,139
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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$37,433 - $79,634
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 523

Job Description for Internal Auditor

Internal auditors work as an internal checkers for companies, as their findings and evaluations are primary tools for identifying strengths and weaknesses within an organization. To whom they report will vary from business to business, but it is generally an upper level of management or ownership, such as an Audit Committee of a Board of Directors. In publicly-traded companies, it is required by law that an internal auditor report to the CEO.

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Internal Auditor Tasks

  • Conduct operational, compliance, financial and SOX audits within an organization.
  • Acts as a liaison for audits with internal departments as well as outside auditors.
  • Evaluate and document existing or proposed procedures and controls.
  • Provide management with recommendations for policy, procedure and practice improvements.

Internal Auditor Pay By Employer

$0$114K

$68,456

$59,000

$55,491

$71,995

KPMG, LLP
9 profiles
$48,991

$66,226

Common Career Paths for Internal Auditor


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Internal Auditors sometimes assume positions such as Internal Audit Directors. That role pays $123K per year on average. Senior Internal Auditors or Internal Auditing Managers are common next-step roles for Internal Auditors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Internal Auditors is $15K higher on average, and it's $39K higher for Internal Auditing Managers.

Internal Auditor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Internal Auditor


Internal Auditors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Those listing Accounting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Internal Audit are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Internal Auditor

Pay by Experience for an Internal Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Internal Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 1,358 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Internal Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 446 salaries. An experienced Internal Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 232 salaries. An Internal Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 79 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,392

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

Internal Auditors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Internal Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+16 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 11 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus and Cleveland (7 percent lower).

Internal Auditor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Internal Auditor?

Internal Auditor in Tampa:
"Good manager, corporate culture, life balance."
Pros: The investigative part and the attention to details.
Cons: Sometimes when we have down time could be boring.

Internal Auditor in Birmingham:
Pros: Broad experience, see the company from many different angles.
Cons: Stigma with being an Auditor. No one likes to be audited.

Internal Auditor in Salina:
Pros: My coworkers and the work I do.
Cons: Politics of the facility as a whole and the pay range.

Internal Auditor in North Creek:
Pros:
Cons: Lack of corporate structure and atmosphere.

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Key Stats for Internal Auditor

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 466 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Internal Auditor Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

▲10%

National Average
$55,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Internal Auditor Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 466 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%