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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 $98,959.

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) 576 $98,958.61
Customs and Border Protection 312 $104,577.89
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 273 $108,711.79
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 251 $90,740.77
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 223 $107,630.39
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 195 $99,697.28
Department of Energy 185 $100,328.86
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 172 $107,938.01
U.S. Trustee Program 161 $124,231.04
Veterans Health Administration 147 $83,594.16
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 146 $108,841.20
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 131 $102,629.47
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 119 $105,921.22
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 117 $107,332.68
U.S. Agency for International Development 106 $117,559.77
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 97 $112,726.46
Environmental Protection Agency 96 $118,732.15
Federal Bureau of Investigation 89 $93,175.43
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 88 $109,850.81
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 87 $100,221.25
Social Security Administration 85 $116,792.28
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 83 $108,470.59
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 77 $105,716.13
Office of Personnel Management 76 $102,501.05
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 74 $111,321.39
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 73 $118,575.18
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 70 $96,595.04
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 68 $107,799.12
Department of State 59 $118,670.92
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 59 $110,418.03
Employee Benefits Security Administration 53 $89,905.87
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 52 $107,160.77
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 47 $118,286.30
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 46 $154,833.30
Administration for Children and Families 45 $100,785.42
Headquarters, Nasa 44 $118,711.41
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 38 $102,765.71
National Institutes of Health 33 $103,957.73
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 32 $107,704.00
Federal Election Commission 32 $109,178.44
Forest Service 31 $77,994.35
Health Resources and Services Administration 28 $96,719.82
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 28 $86,548.43
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 26 $167,733.62
Small Business Administration 24 $112,459.13
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 23 $94,489.74
Railroad Retirement Board 23 $109,835.22
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 21 $103,880.10
Federal Communications Commission 20 $126,210.60
National Science Foundation 19 $129,491.68
Securities and Exchange Commission 18 $136,945.61
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 17 $107,839.47
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 16 $92,522.13
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 12 $119,822.83
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $102,116.91
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 10 $158,627.60
National Credit Union Administration 9 $162,503.00
National Archives and Records Administration 9 $125,148.11
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 9 $108,971.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 9 $104,008.11
Indian Health Service 8 $110,367.13
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 8 $97,952.38
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 8 $112,750.38
Departmental Offices 8 $129,473.75
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $134,400.29
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $107,257.14
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $103,246.00
Government Printing Office 6 $130,128.33
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $122,285.80
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $103,814.20
Transportation Security Administration 5 $117,588.60
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 5 $115,935.00
Peace Corps 5 $125,648.40
U.S. International Trade Commission 5 $132,471.80
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $115,075.40
Office of Justice Programs 5 $117,953.20
Corporation for National and Community Service 5 $124,730.60
Surface Transportation Board 4 $134,118.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $130,665.67
Farm Credit Administration 3 $160,501.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $111,771.67
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $113,738.67
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $132,588.33
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $118,682.33
National Labor Relations Board 3 $90,966.67
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $104,224.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $142,184.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $78,209.00
African Development Foundation 2 $101,433.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $118,107.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $114,564.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $112,219.50
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $0.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $123,091.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 2 $92,145.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $131,393.00
Ames Research Center 1 $155,070.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $107,265.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $111,609.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $102,085.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $85,238.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $109,915.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $160,300.00
Maritime Administration 1 $119,776.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $100,736.00
International-American Foundation 1 $120,944.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $88,832.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $95,217.00

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
CG - Corporate Graded 22
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 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
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
CU - Credit Union Employees 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 5
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 5
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 4
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
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
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / 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
Actuarial ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Auditing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Auditor was $82,420. Since then, the average pay has increased to $121,718 in 2021.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0511.

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