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Auditor - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Auditor"

How much does an Auditor in the federal government get paid? $120,123.33* *Based on the 2020 average.
5,075 EMPLOYEES
$527.7M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Auditor was the 61st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 5,075 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) hired the most employees titled Auditing, with an average salary of $109,693.

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) 530 $109,692.64
Customs and Border Protection 323 $133,687.43
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 227 $103,904.04
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 223 $119,951.60
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 217 $127,719.37
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 205 $116,953.40
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 190 $115,939.07
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 168 $124,393.88
Department of Energy 164 $113,515.64
U.S. Trustee Program 160 $138,140.87
Veterans Health Administration 146 $93,753.41
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 123 $120,972.41
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 117 $116,089.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 115 $114,262.38
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 102 $114,471.06
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 95 $119,864.39
Social Security Administration 93 $129,234.04
U.S. Agency for International Development 87 $137,703.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 86 $121,666.29
Federal Bureau of Investigation 85 $120,481.83
Environmental Protection Agency 82 $129,805.35
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 79 $146,058.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 77 $109,552.25
Office of Personnel Management 73 $120,779.45
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 69 $131,803.01
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 66 $125,899.53
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 64 $130,908.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 54 $123,595.02
Small Business Administration 48 $119,161.08
Department of State 47 $135,472.45
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 43 $111,040.09
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 42 $192,351.29
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 41 $122,178.73
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 40 $157,709.00
National Institutes of Health 39 $115,878.77
Forest Service 38 $96,319.95
Headquarters, Nasa 37 $127,412.51
Employee Benefits Security Administration 36 $106,402.72
Administration for Children and Families 35 $111,306.09
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 34 $175,199.79
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 30 $136,053.63
Federal Election Commission 29 $124,639.55
Health Resources and Services Administration 28 $112,262.07
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 28 $114,922.29
Railroad Retirement Board 26 $110,613.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 25 $97,148.12
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 23 $95,776.52
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 22 $101,574.86
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 22 $121,890.41
Agricultural Marketing Service 21 $102,471.29
Securities and Exchange Commission 20 $164,509.75
Federal Communications Commission 19 $138,423.63
National Science Foundation 18 $151,162.78
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 15 $118,534.53
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 13 $169,579.46
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 12 $120,627.58
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 10 $80,418.90
National Archives and Records Administration 10 $149,362.10
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 9 $151,411.33
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 $110,910.22
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 8 $111,542.88
Export-Import Bank of the United States 8 $118,823.63
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 $109,003.63
Citizenship and Immigration Services 8 $115,864.38
Indian Health Service 7 $133,591.43
Departmental Offices 7 $157,353.14
National Credit Union Administration 7 $0.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 7 $128,329.71
Peace Corps 6 $142,069.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 6 $158,491.17
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 6 $121,430.67
Government Printing Office 6 $131,528.33
National Endowment for the Arts 5 $146,534.80
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $143,776.60
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 5 $140,034.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 4 $135,127.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $125,605.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $125,131.25
Food and Drug Administration 4 $94,870.25
Transportation Security Administration 4 $121,456.75
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $118,919.50
Office of Justice Programs 4 $142,165.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $123,168.00
3 $141,527.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $131,384.67
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $133,802.33
Bureau of the Census 3 $89,635.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $102,152.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 3 $127,020.67
Farm Credit Administration 3 $209,241.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $100,297.00
Ames Research Center 2 $141,966.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $152,118.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $121,788.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $132,667.50
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $161,600.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $149,621.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $162,232.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $118,603.00
African Development Foundation 1 $170,800.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $145,578.00
International Trade Administration 1 $109,508.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $94,272.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $98,304.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $145,578.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $161,730.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $133,447.00
International-American Foundation 1 $133,465.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $103,129.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $59,534.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $101,401.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $112,520.00
Office of Inspector General (Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled) 1 $147,458.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $106,085.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $142,701.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $119,775.00

Auditor Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Auditor is $120,123.33. The highest paid Auditor made $273,400 in 2020.

Common Auditor Payscales

Payscale Number of Auditing Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,760
ES - Senior Executive Service 59
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 42
FO - Foreign Service Officers 33
CG - Corporate Graded 26
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 22
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 20
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 16
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 15
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 12
ZA - Administrative 11
CU - Credit Union Employees 6
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 6
CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 5
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 4
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 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
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions 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
SS - Senior Staff Positions 1
VE - Veterans Canteen Service Executives Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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
Office Automation Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Financial ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Property Disposal Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Fire Protection EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
StatisticsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Auditing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Auditor was $82,420. Since then, the average pay has increased to $120,123 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0511.

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