Salary for Auditors

Also known as:  Account Auditor, Accountant, Auditor, Auditor-In-Charge, Certified Public Accountant, Cost Accountant, CPA, Field Auditor, Financial Accountant, Financial Auditor

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When financial irregularities are suspected within a business or organization, auditors are called in to evaluate the available records. They look for specific issues including fraud, duplicated efforts, deficient controls, and non-compliance with local, state or federal regulations. Additionally, they may evaluate existing record keeping systems, interview employees to ensure compliance with regulations, and suggest changes that may lead to better control of financial records, and confer with company officials regarding financial matters. These professionals present the findings of their investigations to upper-level management, and may suggest operational and financial activity changes. Individuals in this profession almost always have Bachelor's or Master's degrees, and some may have trade-specific certifications and/or training.

An Auditor usually receives a salary of between 48000 to 72000 based on tenure level. Auditors receive an average salary of Sixty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Auditors can expect the highest salaries in New York, where they earn pay of near $84280. Employees who work in this career have the highest pay levels in Information, where they can get wages of $74240.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.61 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Auditors tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,240
Information $71,920
Finance and Insurance $70,310
Wholesale Trade $69,670
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $69,550
Utilities $69,060
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $53,850
Educational Services $58,600
Health Care and Social Assistance $58,790
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $61,150
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $63,470
Transportation and Warehousing $63,840
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