Average Senior Auditor Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Auditor is $68,517.
MEDIAN $68,517
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$55k - $89k
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$646 - $8k
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$54k - $92k

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Job Description for Senior Auditor

Senior 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.
  • Oversee, guide, and mentor junior auditors.
  • 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.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Auditor are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), Deloitte & Touche LLP and KPMG, LLP. Reported salaries are highest at PricewaterhouseCoopers where the average pay is $73,268. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and Grant Thornton Llp, earning around $70,082 and $70,000, respectively. Deloitte & Touche LLP pays the lowest at around $65,970. Deloitte and BDO Seidman, LLP also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,470 and $67,107, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Senior Auditor

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Auditor

An entry-level Senior Auditor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,337 based on 43 salaries. An early career Senior Auditor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,839 based on 1,558 salaries. A mid-career Senior Auditor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,936 based on 794 salaries. An experienced Senior Auditor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,016 based on 324 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,592.
Employees with Senior Auditor in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 13.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (1.0% less) and Houston, Texas (0.6% less).

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