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Auditor - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Auditor"

How much does an Auditor in the federal government get paid? $121,717.54* *Based on the 2021 average.
5,110 EMPLOYEES
$538.36M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Auditor was the 58th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 5,110 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) hired the most employees titled Auditing, with an average salary of $112,850.

Government Auditing jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Auditing job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired an Auditor

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 500 $112,850.24
Customs and Border Protection 327 $132,865.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 273 $121,935.84
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 215 $106,645.22
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 211 $129,649.34
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 206 $116,743.98
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 177 $118,891.31
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 171 $126,277.22
U.S. Trustee Program 166 $137,928.27
Veterans Health Administration 158 $94,079.36
Department of Energy 149 $116,462.28
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 126 $124,710.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 125 $114,779.86
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 120 $122,762.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 99 $121,651.39
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 98 $118,463.11
Social Security Administration 91 $129,356.59
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 90 $124,309.84
U.S. Agency for International Development 84 $136,057.60
Environmental Protection Agency 82 $122,050.01
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 81 $112,861.57
Federal Bureau of Investigation 77 $120,673.06
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 71 $150,804.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 70 $129,442.93
Office of Personnel Management 66 $122,287.92
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 65 $126,221.88
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 61 $124,262.41
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 60 $130,657.88
Department of State 54 $132,169.83
Small Business Administration 51 $121,046.41
National Institutes of Health 46 $118,858.26
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 45 $110,404.42
Forest Service 43 $98,014.35
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 43 $221,501.63
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 40 $120,396.38
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 39 $159,286.00
Headquarters, Nasa 37 $131,021.41
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 37 $158,020.11
Health Resources and Services Administration 35 $113,834.89
Employee Benefits Security Administration 34 $110,243.21
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 31 $141,758.52
Administration for Children and Families 28 $112,730.39
Federal Election Commission 28 $124,543.86
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 27 $118,539.70
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 25 $100,785.96
Railroad Retirement Board 24 $113,954.58
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 21 $123,136.57
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 20 $101,581.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 20 $171,856.25
Federal Communications Commission 19 $143,357.47
National Science Foundation 17 $154,670.82
Agricultural Marketing Service 17 $100,965.18
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 16 $99,225.38
Departmental Offices 14 $145,391.64
Citizenship and Immigration Services 13 $103,835.62
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 12 $120,922.75
11 $114,093.55
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 11 $169,208.60
Export-Import Bank of the United States 10 $115,836.10
National Archives and Records Administration 9 $153,855.78
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 9 $155,529.56
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $116,769.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 9 $85,068.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 9 $114,272.44
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 8 $113,008.38
Bureau of the Census 8 $84,058.38
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $118,928.75
U.S. International Trade Commission 8 $137,276.25
National Credit Union Administration 7 $1,333.33
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 6 $117,842.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 6 $141,789.00
Food and Drug Administration 6 $103,855.17
Corporation for National and Community Service 5 $134,495.00
Government Printing Office 5 $142,067.20
Peace Corps 5 $147,589.80
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $128,620.40
National Endowment for the Arts 5 $151,707.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 5 $131,753.20
Indian Health Service 5 $139,824.80
Transportation Security Administration 5 $130,793.40
Office of Justice Programs 4 $145,970.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 4 $111,677.50
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 4 $148,973.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 4 $167,450.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $124,397.75
National Labor Relations Board 4 $117,359.25
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $135,495.67
3 $147,266.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 3 $127,098.33
Farm Credit Administration 3 $74,403.33
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $162,366.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $126,701.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $111,755.00
Ames Research Center 2 $147,883.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $124,734.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $137,445.50
Office of the Director 2 $103,690.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $169,508.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $155,160.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $157,347.50
Office of Inspector General (Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled) 2 $118,695.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $101,297.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $106,115.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $120,587.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $122,530.00
Electronic Health Record Modernization 1 $124,428.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $103,690.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $98,725.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $152,118.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $175,000.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $124,501.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $135,332.00
International-American Foundation 1 $134,798.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $107,976.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $72,750.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $113,644.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $111,103.00
African Development Foundation 1 $172,500.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $155,202.00
International Trade Administration 1 $114,629.00

Auditor Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Auditor is $121,717.54. The highest paid Auditor made $257,100 in 2021.

Common Auditor Payscales

Payscale Number of Auditing Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,799
ES - Senior Executive Service 58
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 43
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 37
CG - Corporate Graded 31
FO - Foreign Service Officers 29
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 20
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 14
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 10
ZA - Administrative 10
CU - Credit Union Employees 6
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only 5
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 4
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 4
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 3
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 2
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 2
LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82 1
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
SS - Senior Staff Positions 1
VE - Veterans Canteen Service Executives Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0500 ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Auditing jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Logistics ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Financial Administration and ProgramAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Internal Revenue OfficerAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Survey TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Computer ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Auditing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Auditor was $82,420. Since then, the average pay has increased to $121,718 in 2021.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0511.

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