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Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

11.  Auditing Director

2016 best jobs
Seth Peterson, internal audit manager at First National Bank of Sioux Falls
  • Median Pay: $141,000
  • Top Pay: $193,000
  • 10-year job growth: 11%

Heading up the internal audit department, these directors create and implement a risk-based audit plan for a company. They'll work with management to figure out the best ways to monitor potential risks, how often the firm should be audited, and how to interpret the findings.

Why it's great: Auditing directors have the ability to influence real change. "There are few people in any organization that have that same level of access to management and the decision-making process," says internal audit manager Seth Peterson.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: B | Telecommuting: B | Low stress: B

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2014-24, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs. Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 02:13 PM ET

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