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Auditor - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Auditor"

How much does an Auditor in the federal government get paid? $98,841.52* *Based on the 2011 average.
5,377 EMPLOYEES
$531.37M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Auditor was the 58th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 5,377 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Office Secretary Health and Human Services hired the most employees titled Auditing, with an average salary of $84,809.

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 709 $84,808.85
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 384 $94,182.52
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 295 $103,211.22
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 243 $92,945.57
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 240 $105,312.73
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 196 $84,438.49
Department of Energy 171 $91,378.98
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 162 $105,166.25
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 151 $89,728.63
Environmental Protection Agency 138 $110,958.41
Veterans Health Administration 128 $79,552.52
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 127 $101,061.91
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 126 $103,850.19
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 122 $109,503.85
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 118 $101,265.57
Agency for International Development 111 $114,744.74
Social Security Administration 109 $104,830.39
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 101 $94,709.30
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 98 $106,376.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 94 $95,166.02
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 90 $104,938.13
Federal Bureau of Investigation 90 $85,944.79
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 86 $93,964.14
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 78 $100,729.77
Office of Personnel Management 73 $96,912.56
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 62 $90,373.35
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 59 $115,036.05
Department of State 58 $113,944.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 56 $102,990.84
Headquarters, Nasa 55 $109,103.07
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 49 $117,103.51
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 47 $129,771.26
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 44 $98,866.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 43 $144,004.33
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 39 $102,189.56
Administration for Children and Families 38 $107,174.66
Federal Election Commission 37 $103,024.03
Employee Benefits Security Administration 36 $97,847.00
National Institutes of Health 35 $93,132.74
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 35 $104,067.97
Federal Housing Finance Agency 34 $124,012.26
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 29 $86,379.90
Small Business Administration 29 $106,252.34
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 27 $85,927.33
Railroad Retirement Board 24 $103,067.63
National Science Foundation 23 $124,720.13
Federal Communications Commission 23 $133,085.70
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 19 $99,549.32
Forest Service 17 $69,059.71
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 16 $119,787.25
National Credit Union Administration 13 $185,844.77
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 13 $91,738.54
Bureau of the Public Debt 12 $86,162.50
National Archives and Records Administration 11 $124,174.27
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $115,059.50
Government Printing Office 9 $125,552.33
Departmental Offices 9 $122,039.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 8 $104,004.88
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 7 $104,398.14
Financial Management Service 7 $102,130.57
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $82,117.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $100,390.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $90,187.60
Health Resources and Services Administration 5 $83,368.60
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $93,225.60
National Labor Relations Board 4 $97,208.75
Peace Corps 4 $107,568.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $132,487.50
Indian Health Service 4 $104,900.75
Office of Justice Programs 4 $121,345.50
Farm Credit Administration 3 $187,893.33
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $136,484.33
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $104,049.67
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $134,917.67
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $105,090.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $114,474.67
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $110,433.67
Surface Transportation Board 2 $137,369.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $102,272.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $119,243.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $106,746.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $137,380.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $120,632.50
Farm Service Agency 2 $82,569.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $104,068.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $151,144.50
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $129,758.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $69,825.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
International-American Foundation 1 $115,742.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $119,238.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $76,110.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $128,744.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $119,238.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $147,818.00
Ames Research Center 1 $144,990.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $93,092.00
Departmental Administration 1 $89,033.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $155,500.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $107,219.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $56,791.00
African Development Foundation 1 $131,251.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $82,359.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 1 $112,224.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $112,774.00

Auditor Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Auditor is $98,841.52. The highest paid Auditor made $252,296 in 2011.

Common Auditor Payscales

Payscale Number of Auditing Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,900
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 124
ES - Senior Executive Service 54
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 47
FO - Foreign Service Officers 38
CG - Corporate Graded 37
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 33
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 31
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 29
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 15
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
PG - Printing Office Grades 9
CU - Credit Union Employees 7
SS - Senior Staff Positions 6
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 6
ZA - Administrative 6
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 3
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 3
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
IG - Inspectors General 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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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