Auditor - Federal Salaries of 2017
Pay Rates for "Auditor"How much does an Auditor in the federal government get paid? $108,375.88* *Based on the 2017 average.
Auditor was the 55th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 5,144 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2017, the Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) hired the most employees titled Auditing, with an average salary of $102,243.
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.
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
Auditor Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Auditor is $108,375.88. The highest paid Auditor made $279,000 in 2017.
Common Auditor Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Auditing Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||4,817|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||59|
|CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos||44|
|FO - Foreign Service Officers||42|
|CG - Corporate Graded||31|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||24|
|SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez||20|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||16|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||13|
|ZA - Administrative||11|
|EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa||11|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||7|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||7|
|NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only||6|
|NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin||5|
|NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation||5|
|CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev||3|
|VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial||3|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||3|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||3|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||3|
|FE - Senior Foreign Service||3|
|CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs||2|
|EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only||2|
|SS - Senior Staff Positions||2|
|LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag||1|
|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 Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Financial Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Property Disposal Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Fire Protection Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Actuarial Science||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-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.
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