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Auditor - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Auditor"

How much does an Auditor in the federal government get paid? $94,496.47* *Based on the 2008 average.
4,709 EMPLOYEES
$444.98M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Auditor was the 61st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 4,709 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Office Secretary Health and Human Services hired the most employees titled Auditing, with an average salary of $83,690.

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 Secretary Health and Human Services 588 $83,690.41
Customs and Border Protection 361 $88,986.03
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 288 $94,586.31
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 262 $100,308.74
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 233 $90,403.02
Department of Energy 175 $88,855.47
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 153 $99,382.87
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 139 $86,366.62
Environmental Protection Agency 128 $106,099.98
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 121 $99,386.40
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 112 $99,023.85
U.S. Agency for International Development 111 $100,142.86
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 110 $95,467.88
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 108 $98,182.76
Social Security Administration 107 $95,685.99
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 103 $99,712.18
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 91 $85,886.85
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 91 $100,478.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 76 $89,567.82
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 76 $94,560.76
Veterans Health Administration 72 $77,038.07
Federal Bureau of Investigation 71 $77,072.04
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 66 $99,514.03
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 61 $82,907.98
Office of Personnel Management 61 $91,863.26
Headquarters, Nasa 52 $105,351.75
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 51 $84,973.94
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 46 $135,000.43
Administration for Children and Families 46 $96,587.98
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 46 $109,518.30
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 44 $98,663.55
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 43 $103,873.70
42 $86,943.81
Department of State 42 $109,046.17
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 37 $131,649.81
Federal Election Commission 37 $92,020.81
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 33 $98,539.94
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 32 $98,492.44
Federal Communications Commission 32 $121,313.31
Small Business Administration 30 $98,219.83
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 26 $84,872.92
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 25 $79,864.48
National Science Foundation 24 $111,936.08
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 24 $91,477.08
Railroad Retirement Board 22 $95,429.18
National Institutes of Health 21 $100,139.14
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 14 $115,056.93
National Credit Union Administration 13 $176,563.31
Bureau of the Public Debt 11 $77,562.00
Forest Service 10 $77,081.40
Employment Standards Administration 10 $99,787.50
Government Printing Office 9 $122,149.33
National Archives and Records Administration 8 $115,863.63
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $82,843.63
Financial Management Service 7 $87,616.43
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 6 $100,230.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 6 $108,155.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $93,069.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $97,439.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $120,090.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 4 $98,288.25
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $122,003.75
Peace Corps 4 $113,570.25
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $83,532.25
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $117,630.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $102,290.00
Office of Justice Programs 3 $112,607.00
Farm Credit Administration 3 $168,448.00
National Labor Relations Board 3 $106,460.67
Indian Health Service 3 $93,189.33
National Gallery of Art 2 $141,919.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $66,635.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $113,399.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $93,514.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $94,419.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $75,489.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $96,790.50
Federal Housing Finance Board 2 $113,670.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $109,348.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $89,876.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $122,895.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $69,764.00
Ames Research Center 1 $133,049.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $107,836.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $149,000.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $85,438.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $107,836.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $62,087.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $134,538.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $96,697.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $102,323.00
International-American Foundation 1 $107,854.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $72,090.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 1 $91,259.00
African Development Foundation 1 $112,604.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $100,386.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $101,719.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $65,376.00

Auditor Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Auditor is $94,496.47. The highest paid Auditor made $262,708 in 2008.

Common Auditor Payscales

Payscale Number of Auditing Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,267
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 122
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 53
ES - Senior Executive Service 49
CG - Corporate Graded 40
FO - Foreign Service Officers 39
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 37
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 29
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 13
PG - Printing Office Grades 9
CU - Credit Union Employees 7
SS - Senior Staff Positions 6
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 6
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 5
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 4
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
ZA - Administrative 4
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
FE - Senior Foreign Service 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 1
TS - Federal Housing Finance Board Step Sys. 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
EE - Expert (other) 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Auditor was $82,420. Since then, the average pay has increased to $116,382 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0511.

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