Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Information Technology Auditors in the United States take home an average $65K annually. In the world of Information Technology Auditors, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $102K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $5K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though years of experience and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Information Technology Auditors are male. Work is enjoyable for Information Technology Auditors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$46,733 - $97,269
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$47K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,169
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$14.50 - $67.41
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,733 - $97,269  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,994  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$45,769 - $102,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 741
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Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $67.41  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $39.64  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,994  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $5,000  
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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$45,769 - $102,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 $82K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Although Deloitte & Touche LLP leads the field in pay with a median salary of $76K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $50K on the low end all the way up to $97K at the top.

PricewaterhouseCoopers offers the least pay with a median salary of $58K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $85K.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Information Technology Auditors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Security Maintenance, Security Risk Management, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and IT Risk. The majority of those who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $80K. Information Technology Auditors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $94K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Technology Auditors, 42 percent higher than the national average. Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+26 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Richmond (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Milwaukee is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (5 percent lower) and Houston (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

UNIX
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Security Risk Management
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Security Maintenance
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$67,000

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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Security Intrusion Detection
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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