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Internal auditor salary in United States

How much does an Internal Auditor make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $86,002
Low $53,411
High $138,482
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a internal auditor is $86,002 per year in the United States. 1.9k salaries reported, updated at January 19, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Internal Auditors in United States

  1. Freddie Mac
    926 reviews14 salaries reported
    $131,971per year
  2. $121,448per year
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Highest paying cities for Internal Auditors near United States

  1. McLean, VA
    $119,312 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $114,120 per year
    98 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $106,463 per year
    33 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $106,008 per year
    74 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $100,026 per year
    35 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $96,067 per year
    18 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $95,983 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
    $88,296 per year
    61 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $86,709 per year
    32 salaries reported
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Where can an Internal Auditor earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Internal Auditors

Most recommended skill

Bank Secrecy Act(earn +63.45% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 21.43% since 2018. Internal Auditors with this skill earn +63.45% more than the average base salary, which is $86,002 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201225increase by 25
2013133increase by 432.00%
2014145increase by 9.02%
2015108decrease by 25.52%
201686decrease by 20.37%
201772decrease by 16.28%
201842decrease by 41.67%
201933decrease by 21.43%

Top companies hiring Internal Auditors with the recommended skill

Eide Bailly
Hancock Whitney Bank
Shell Federal Credit Union
Careers Inc.
Verve, a Credit Union
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Top certifications
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
Top fields of study
Finance Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
13 jobs14
46 jobs75
88 jobs188
7 jobs13
34 jobs49
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Most common benefits for Internal Auditors

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 308 ratings

58% of Internal Auditors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


26,209 job openings

Average $94,804 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Internal Auditor

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