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Auditor - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Auditor"

How much does an Auditor in the federal government get paid? $116,381.72* *Based on the 2019 average.
4,981 EMPLOYEES
$499.04M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Auditor was the 330th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 4,981 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) hired the most employees titled Auditing, with an average salary of $106,597.

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) 539 $106,597.01
Customs and Border Protection 314 $134,512.83
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 250 $97,024.55
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 245 $120,435.34
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 205 $115,575.11
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 201 $115,824.55
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 184 $112,902.29
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 166 $118,461.95
Department of Energy 164 $111,243.58
U.S. Trustee Program 147 $134,728.09
Veterans Health Administration 133 $89,140.68
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 127 $111,259.82
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 119 $118,393.78
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 113 $114,850.14
U.S. Agency for International Development 88 $131,607.99
Environmental Protection Agency 88 $124,471.90
Federal Bureau of Investigation 87 $115,503.12
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 85 $115,149.64
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 84 $119,148.08
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 82 $126,416.26
Social Security Administration 81 $126,927.12
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 81 $116,388.72
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 77 $117,486.00
Office of Personnel Management 76 $114,639.18
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 75 $147,710.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 71 $126,642.18
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 63 $121,960.79
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 55 $118,618.67
Department of State 48 $132,250.52
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 45 $129,893.50
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 44 $108,810.86
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 44 $180,079.57
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 41 $119,190.02
Forest Service 41 $89,014.80
Employee Benefits Security Administration 40 $101,228.10
Administration for Children and Families 37 $113,182.54
Headquarters, Nasa 36 $127,743.08
National Institutes of Health 35 $115,426.03
Small Business Administration 35 $117,925.29
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 33 $125,936.79
Federal Election Commission 29 $121,979.10
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 28 $175,080.71
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 27 $114,809.26
Agricultural Marketing Service 26 $102,503.46
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 25 $99,050.96
Railroad Retirement Board 22 $108,476.73
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 21 $119,135.19
Securities and Exchange Commission 18 $161,147.50
National Science Foundation 18 $142,201.11
Federal Communications Commission 16 $128,441.44
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 16 $92,803.47
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 13 $161,981.38
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 10 $100,900.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 10 $138,530.40
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $127,547.60
Health Resources and Services Administration 10 $111,480.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 9 $106,309.22
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 $97,453.44
National Credit Union Administration 9 $0.00
National Archives and Records Administration 9 $140,751.22
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 8 $123,209.25
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 7 $121,186.86
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $93,799.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 6 $119,754.17
Indian Health Service 6 $127,196.67
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 6 $119,315.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 6 $125,595.17
Office of Comptroller of Currency 5 $147,612.40
Bureau of the Census 5 $86,919.60
Corporation for National and Community Service 5 $136,938.40
National Endowment for the Arts 5 $136,743.60
Peace Corps 5 $136,882.40
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $105,096.60
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $112,635.40
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $136,667.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $106,377.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 4 $131,113.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $117,724.50
Government Printing Office 4 $136,647.00
Departmental Offices 4 $142,233.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $143,236.33
Transportation Security Administration 3 $113,745.00
Farm Credit Administration 3 $0.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $127,943.33
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $125,611.67
Office of Justice Programs 3 $147,952.00
Surface Transportation Board 3 $130,307.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 3 $121,208.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $96,881.50
Federal Trade Commission 2 $142,585.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $90,349.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $140,869.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $155,519.00
National Labor Relations Board 2 $111,699.50
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $159,884.50
Ames Research Center 2 $133,389.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $136,725.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $99,894.00
African Development Foundation 1 $165,417.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $125,005.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $109,400.00
International Trade Administration 1 $102,477.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $116,431.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $156,228.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $117,191.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $47,016.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $99,172.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $124,913.00
Office of Inspector General (Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled) 1 $156,228.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $137,849.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $144,538.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $112,393.00
Maritime Administration 1 $132,818.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $140,632.00
International-American Foundation 1 $128,920.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $115,313.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $125,005.00

Auditor Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Auditor is $116,381.72. The highest paid Auditor made $273,400 in 2019.

Common Auditor Payscales

Payscale Number of Auditing Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,664
ES - Senior Executive Service 58
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 44
FO - Foreign Service Officers 37
CG - Corporate Graded 23
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 21
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 18
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 18
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 17
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 12
ZA - Administrative 11
CU - Credit Union Employees 7
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 6
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 5
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 4
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 3
CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only 3
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 3
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 2
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 2
SS - Senior Staff Positions 2
VC - Canteen Service 2
LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82 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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