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Auditor - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Auditor"

How much does an Auditor in the federal government get paid? $108,375.88* *Based on the 2017 average.
5,144 EMPLOYEES
$539.82M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Auditor was the 55th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 5,144 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) hired the most employees titled Auditing, with an average salary of $102,243.

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) 569 $102,243.11
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 303 $108,015.05
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 254 $113,291.91
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 240 $94,526.54
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 221 $111,034.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 203 $107,271.46
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 183 $105,790.02
Department of Energy 172 $103,863.65
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 159 $112,509.40
U.S. Trustee Program 153 $127,795.12
Veterans Health Administration 130 $87,129.04
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 130 $106,332.60
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 119 $106,857.63
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 110 $112,247.31
Agency for International Development 101 $123,864.74
Environmental Protection Agency 93 $120,527.38
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 90 $117,575.19
Federal Bureau of Investigation 89 $49,998.28
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 86 $107,635.27
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 86 $108,064.64
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 85 $114,511.80
Social Security Administration 84 $121,932.10
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 80 $19,339.34
Office of Personnel Management 77 $108,848.74
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 75 $24,755.48
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 73 $121,845.19
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 67 $115,216.21
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 62 $96,891.55
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 59 $116,847.08
Department of State 58 $123,110.98
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 50 $24,069.81
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 48 $113,386.58
Employee Benefits Security Administration 47 $96,995.98
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 44 $167,497.93
Administration for Children and Families 42 $104,164.50
Headquarters, Nasa 40 $123,370.30
National Institutes of Health 37 $109,495.81
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 36 $161,292.92
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 35 $108,026.34
Forest Service 35 $82,994.43
Federal Election Commission 33 $114,866.48
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 32 $120,183.75
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 27 $92,577.33
Small Business Administration 27 $113,674.85
Health Resources and Services Administration 25 $101,716.20
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 24 $107,950.71
Railroad Retirement Board 23 $112,981.83
Federal Communications Commission 20 $116,237.95
Securities and Exchange Commission 20 $145,856.10
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 20 $97,138.00
National Science Foundation 18 $139,183.56
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 14 $114,791.71
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 12 $160,106.42
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 12 $131,066.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $110,079.45
National Archives and Records Administration 10 $132,138.70
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 10 $96,356.40
National Credit Union Administration 9 $170,815.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 8 $103,273.63
Indian Health Service 8 $114,258.38
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $110,753.86
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 7 $117,122.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 6 $111,646.33
Corporation for National and Community Service 6 $129,743.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $105,177.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 6 $115,094.83
Office of Comptroller of Currency 6 $128,298.17
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $127,432.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 5 $110,705.60
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 5 $111,452.40
Peace Corps 5 $128,620.40
U.S. International Trade Commission 5 $127,824.20
Departmental Offices 5 $137,276.80
National Endowment for the Arts 5 $129,521.00
Office of Justice Programs 5 $124,571.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4 $108,776.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $113,755.00
Farm Credit Administration 3 $174,739.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $84,624.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $110,595.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $119,017.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $118,454.67
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $123,228.67
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $120,404.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $136,915.67
Transportation Security Administration 3 $107,424.67
Government Printing Office 3 $130,563.33
National Labor Relations Board 3 $92,045.67
Surface Transportation Board 2 $143,419.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $146,274.50
Farm Service Agency 2 $82,330.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $123,084.50
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $0.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $129,449.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $102,979.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $108,699.00
Office of Inspector General (Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled) 1 $144,945.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $130,127.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $92,027.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $126,696.00
African Development Foundation 1 $158,123.00
Maritime Administration 1 $126,958.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $54,972.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $73,117.00
International Trade Administration 1 $79,720.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $100,788.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $103,639.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $127,458.00
International-American Foundation 1 $123,234.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $117,022.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $93,438.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $90,850.00
Ames Research Center 1 $133,967.00

Auditor Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Auditor is $108,375.88. The highest paid Auditor made $279,000 in 2017.

Common Auditor Payscales

Payscale Number of Auditing Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,817
ES - Senior Executive Service 59
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 44
FO - Foreign Service Officers 42
CG - Corporate Graded 31
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 24
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 20
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 16
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 13
ZA - Administrative 11
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 11
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
CU - Credit Union Employees 7
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 6
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 5
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 3
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 2
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 2
SS - Senior Staff Positions 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / 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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Auditor was $82,420. Since then, the average pay has increased to $108,376 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0511.

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