Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Information Technology Auditors in the United States can expect wages of $64K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Information Technology Auditors stretch from $46K near the bottom to $100K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the particular employer. Male Information Technology Auditors are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$47,194 - $95,170
(Median)
$47K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $64,163
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$16.57 - $55.77
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$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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Advancing into a Senior Information Technology Auditor role seems to be a popular career move for Information Technology Auditors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $83K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


The biggest paychecks can be found at Deloitte & Touche LLP — the median salary there is $76K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $50K and highest ones in the neighborhood 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 takers working as Information Technology Auditors report using a large range of professional skills. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and IT Risk. For most people, competency in IT Security & Infrastructure indicates knowledge of 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $60K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $79K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $88K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $85K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,685

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

For those looking to make money, Information Technology Auditors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+28 percent), Minneapolis (+8 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Milwaukee. On the whole, employers pay 15 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Pittsburgh and Nashville.

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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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