Auditor - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Auditor"

How much does an Auditor in the federal government get paid? $96,385.77* *Based on the 2009 average.
5,102 EMPLOYEES
$491.57M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Auditor was the 59th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 5,102 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Office Secretary Health and Human Services hired the most employees titled Auditing, with an average salary of $82,735.

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 664 $82,734.69
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 378 $90,408.52
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 289 $99,950.68
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 265 $101,771.86
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 250 $90,149.18
Department of Energy 200 $90,965.55
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 163 $102,970.68
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 157 $86,996.93
Environmental Protection Agency 130 $111,360.77
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 127 $100,731.74
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 123 $105,341.87
Agency for International Development 120 $103,421.21
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 119 $100,060.92
Social Security Administration 116 $96,729.76
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 116 $98,308.15
Veterans Health Administration 103 $79,033.26
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 98 $106,807.40
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 97 $89,550.05
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 95 $103,177.99
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 82 $86,919.65
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 81 $94,254.96
Federal Bureau of Investigation 80 $80,513.08
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 77 $98,469.47
Office of Personnel Management 71 $90,770.42
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 64 $91,110.56
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 64 $107,194.39
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 62 $88,691.82
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 57 $102,345.28
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 53 $112,467.77
Headquarters, Nasa 52 $104,419.63
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 45 $129,373.60
Administration for Children and Families 44 $103,221.70
Department of State 44 $115,082.11
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 42 $143,279.33
Federal Election Commission 40 $99,492.55
Employee Benefits Security Administration 39 $92,853.49
Federal Communications Commission 36 $123,483.14
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 31 $105,803.87
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 30 $80,554.70
Small Business Administration 30 $99,658.90
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 29 $107,269.97
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 28 $82,464.79
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 26 $89,260.92
Railroad Retirement Board 25 $97,707.36
National Science Foundation 23 $119,940.65
National Institutes of Health 22 $105,551.73
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 15 $113,971.93
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 14 $90,333.79
National Credit Union Administration 13 $174,001.85
Bureau of the Public Debt 12 $82,922.83
Forest Service 11 $77,422.18
Department of Treasury 11 $100,313.55
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $116,141.40
National Archives and Records Administration 9 $121,363.56
Employment Standards Administration 8 $106,460.00
Financial Management Service 7 $95,113.86
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $92,762.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 6 $68,459.83
Government Printing Office 6 $125,767.83
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 5 $103,513.20
Peace Corps 5 $123,956.60
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $126,693.25
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 4 $104,804.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $104,244.50
Office of Justice Programs 4 $103,607.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $133,527.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $87,034.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $125,273.33
Farm Credit Administration 3 $177,029.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $97,809.33
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $91,797.67
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $130,700.33
National Labor Relations Board 3 $102,468.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $89,824.67
Indian Health Service 3 $90,647.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $69,991.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $144,589.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $131,385.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $109,708.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $97,509.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $115,129.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $78,880.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 1 $98,518.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $77,973.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $107,211.00
International-American Foundation 1 $113,007.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $98,518.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $112,995.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $88,443.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $68,118.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $112,995.00
Ames Research Center 1 $142,009.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $104,314.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $153,200.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $105,275.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $0.00
African Development Foundation 1 $124,844.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $112,995.00

Auditor Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Auditor is $96,385.77. The highest paid Auditor made $246,842 in 2009.

Common Auditor Payscales

Payscale Number of Auditing Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,651
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 130
ES - Senior Executive Service 54
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 45
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 43
FO - Foreign Service Officers 37
CG - Corporate Graded 36
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 33
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 15
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
CU - Credit Union Employees 8
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
SS - Senior Staff Positions 5
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 4
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 3
ZA - Administrative 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
IG - Inspectors General 1
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
** - 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Auditor was $82,420. Since then, the average pay has increased to $110,604 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0511.

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