Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

An average Information Technology Auditor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $64K per year. Total cash compensation to Information Technology Auditors ranges from $46K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by tenure and the specific company. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Technology Auditors. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Information Technology Auditors are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,194 - $95,170
(Median)
$47K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $64,163
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$16.57 - $55.77
(Median)
$17
$27
$56
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,194 - $95,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,972  
Profit Sharing
$1,133 - $9,696  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,806 - $100,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 735
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.57 - $55.77  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $39.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,972  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,133 - $9,696  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,806 - $100,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Auditor

An information technology (IT) auditor performs in-depth analysis to monitor the performance of specific technological functions designated by management.

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Information Technology (IT) Auditor Tasks

  • Work with departments to increase compliance, manage risk, and improve overall effectiveness.
  • Document findings and recommendations, as well as current processes and procedures.
  • Plan, execute, and lead audits across the organization to evaluate risks and risk management.

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


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Many Information Technology Auditors move into a Senior Information Technology Auditor role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $83K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Deloitte & Touche LLP pays the most with a median salary of $76K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $50K to a high of $97K.

Information Technology Auditors will find the worst pay at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where the median salary crawls in at $59K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $85K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Survey results imply that Information Technology Auditors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Security Maintenance, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and IT Risk. Most people skilled in IT Security & Infrastructure are similarly competent in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT) and IT Risk.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $79K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Information Technology Auditors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,685

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Technology Auditors, 45 percent higher than the national average. Information Technology Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+28 percent), Minneapolis (+8 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Milwaukee is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Pittsburgh and Nashville (15 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

UNIX
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Security Maintenance
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 11%

Security Risk Management
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Internal Audit
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$66,000

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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up arrow 5%

Security Intrusion Detection
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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