$68,094
Avg. Salary
$25.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,041

Bonus

$2,021

Profit Sharing

$3,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Auditor is $25.85 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Auditor is $68,094 per year.

$14.19
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$25.85
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$42.88
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MEDIAN $25.85
$54k
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$88k
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MEDIAN $68,094
$54,188 - $88,097
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MEDIAN: $68,094
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$0$90K
Salary $54,188 - $88,097
Bonus $977 - $8,024
Profit Sharing $606 - $5,103
Commission $3,000
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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$53,718 - $90,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,639
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $14.19 - $42.88
Overtime $23.92 - $53.98
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $977 - $8,024
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $606 - $5,103
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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$53,718 - $90,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 146

Job Description for Senior Auditor

Senior auditors conduct audits for companies to ensure compliance in financial and operational areas. They ensure that businesses operate smoothly and inspect records for cases of waste or fraud. Senior auditors are typically responsible for overseeing the entire auditing process for a company. In large organizations, they may have staff auditors who report directly to them.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Auditor


EY (Ernst & Young), Deloitte & Touche LLP, KPMG, LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and BDO Seidman, LLP are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Senior Auditors. Those at Defense Contract Audit Agency can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $81K. Also paying near the top of the field are Grant Thornton Llp at $74K, PricewaterhouseCoopers at $73K, and KPMG, LLP, where Senior Auditors annually earn $71K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Deloitte ($61K), Crowe, Chizek and Company LLP ($64K), and Wells Fargo & Co. ($64K).

Common Career Paths for Senior Auditor


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Senior Auditors who transition into a Chief Financial Officer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $123K per year. Senior Auditors typically move into roles as Auditing Managers or Financial Controllers, and those positions pay $15K more and $8K more, respectively.

Senior Auditor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Auditor


Survey results imply that Senior Auditors deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Audit, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Reporting, Compliance, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Auditing are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Auditor

Pay by Experience for a Senior Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 1,001 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 483 salaries. An experienced Senior Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 185 salaries. A Senior Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 74 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,664

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Auditors in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Senior Auditors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+10 percent), New York (+9 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and San Diego (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 8 percent below the national average. Workers in Minneapolis and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

Senior Auditor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Auditor?

Senior Auditor:
Opportunity abound, hard workers are recognized and rewarded with upward movement. Compensation is on par with middle market firms in the area. New hires have the ability to make an immediate impact on firm culture and their own career path.

Senior Auditor in Stockton:
"Customer Service Oriented."
Be prepared to conduct thorough audits while going above and beyond to provide excellent customer service.

Senior Auditor in Glastonbury:
"Pretty awful, depending on environment."
Pros: Flexible hours.. Can schedule doctor's appointments and such at any time, and make up the missed hours later with no problem.
Cons: Stress levels through the roof, due to poor engagement management. Too many clients, too little staff. Poor structure of audit teams (no regard to skillset of assigned team members or need based on complexity of the audits). Constantly have a backlog due to not enough time scheduled for audits.

Senior Auditor in Houston:
"Lots of expectations but little reward."
Pros: The fact that I am challenged every day and am always learning something new.
Cons: I feel that there is a lot expected of me but that we aren't rewarded for that.

Senior Auditor in Portersville:
"Constant Learning."
Pros: Daily learning of all aspects of accounting.
Cons:

Senior Auditor in Dallas:
"We are all human."
As an internal auditor, you will be developing an opinion of how well people are meeting their objectives in business. If you aren't too keen on evaluating others or can't communicate opinions in a positive manner, this area will be pretty hard for you. Also, always remember that we all put pants on the same way. Even if you are talking to a VP, or a Staff Accountant, they are human, they have value, and they do know what they are talking about. Learn from them, and then use the knowledge to get your work done. Don't jump to any conclusions. Lastly, the hours are varied. There are feasts and famines when it comes to the hours we put in. Sometimes, when we are trying to meet a deadline, we can put in quite a few hours. Then, there are times where an audit gets pushed back and we get some hours where we are a little light on the workload. It all varies.

Senior Auditor in Chicago:
Pros: Culture, flexibility.
Cons: Long hours, poor work life balance.

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Key Stats for Senior Auditor

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 450 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Senior Auditor Salaries

▲17%

▲9%

▲7%

National Average
$70,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 450 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%