Auditor - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Auditor"

How much does an Auditor in the federal government get paid? $106,301.01* *Based on the 2016 average.
5,243 EMPLOYEES
$556.91M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Auditor was the 55th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 5,243 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) hired the most employees titled Auditing, with an average salary of $97,247.

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) 579 $97,246.59
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 328 $101,513.58
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 273 $106,065.99
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 242 $88,698.60
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 223 $107,104.85
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 192 $100,215.70
Department of Energy 192 $98,954.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 157 $108,187.49
U.S. Trustee Program 156 $122,524.88
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 145 $107,335.74
Veterans Health Administration 142 $81,072.09
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 129 $100,858.10
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 127 $104,370.22
Environmental Protection Agency 105 $116,855.17
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 104 $104,445.34
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 103 $110,917.72
Agency for International Development 97 $119,829.75
Social Security Administration 88 $116,129.10
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 85 $106,230.64
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 84 $112,758.07
Federal Bureau of Investigation 81 $92,513.42
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 80 $103,153.79
Office of Personnel Management 80 $97,383.59
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 80 $114,841.49
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 78 $107,407.63
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 75 $112,028.96
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 70 $95,695.30
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 60 $107,742.10
Employee Benefits Security Administration 59 $86,826.53
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 58 $109,990.29
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 47 $148,987.04
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 45 $124,256.98
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 45 $109,424.82
Headquarters, Nasa 44 $115,693.18
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 36 $101,879.92
Forest Service 33 $74,713.88
National Institutes of Health 32 $102,307.22
Administration for Children and Families 32 $108,146.56
Federal Election Commission 31 $107,242.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 29 $162,032.97
Small Business Administration 28 $108,775.96
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 28 $86,058.43
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 28 $113,625.43
Health Resources and Services Administration 27 $92,894.33
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 24 $92,378.33
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 23 $101,865.30
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 23 $104,781.65
Railroad Retirement Board 22 $106,236.50
Federal Communications Commission 21 $123,082.81
National Science Foundation 20 $131,843.55
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 15 $95,202.47
Securities and Exchange Commission 14 $132,870.64
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 13 $133,714.85
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 12 $117,602.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $99,110.82
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 $90,753.11
National Credit Union Administration 9 $158,452.67
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 8 $103,015.88
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 8 $100,293.25
Indian Health Service 8 $107,013.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 7 $101,718.29
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $120,183.57
Government Printing Office 7 $124,192.86
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 7 $109,848.57
Export-Import Bank of the United States 6 $115,212.50
Departmental Offices 6 $123,963.17
Office of Comptroller of Currency 6 $129,575.17
U.S. International Trade Commission 6 $128,224.83
Peace Corps 6 $117,146.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $106,623.33
Corporation for National and Community Service 5 $117,203.60
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $113,433.40
Office of Justice Programs 4 $122,055.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $109,652.75
Surface Transportation Board 4 $127,191.50
National Endowment for the Arts 4 $122,647.25
National Labor Relations Board 4 $90,390.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $108,723.67
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 3 $127,597.67
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $109,166.33
Transportation Security Administration 3 $115,223.00
Farm Credit Administration 3 $151,378.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $127,597.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $128,173.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $110,481.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $88,085.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $110,500.50
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $0.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $113,087.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $76,643.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $136,250.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $123,769.00
International-American Foundation 1 $118,069.00
Ames Research Center 1 $152,214.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $56,178.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $109,655.00
African Development Foundation 1 $143,079.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $87,661.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $107,325.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $104,943.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $128,790.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $89,110.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $128,790.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $148,629.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $157,608.00

Auditor Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Auditor is $106,301.01. The highest paid Auditor made $265,000 in 2016.

Common Auditor Payscales

Payscale Number of Auditing Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,935
ES - Senior Executive Service 50
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 46
FO - Foreign Service Officers 41
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 22
CG - Corporate Graded 22
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 18
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 14
ZA - Administrative 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 8
CU - Credit Union Employees 7
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 5
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 5
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 3
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 2
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
SS - Senior Staff Positions 2
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 2
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $31,819.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / 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
Telephone OperatingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Financial Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Education and Training TechnicianAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Audiovisual ProductionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Electrical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Auditing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Auditor was $82,420. Since then, the average pay has increased to $106,301 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0511.

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