Pay for Information Technology Auditors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64K per year. Total incomes of Information Technology Auditors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $98K. While the particular city and the individual firm impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Information Technology Auditors (66 percent) survey respondents are male. Job satisfaction for Information Technology Auditors is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,306 - $92,595
$49K
$64K
$93K
MEDIAN: $63,734
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$17.52 - $62.63
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$63
MEDIAN: $27.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,306 - $92,595  
   
Bonus
$1,040 - $9,896  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,822  
Total Pay (?
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$49,584 - $98,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.52 - $62.63  
   
Overtime
$26.63 - $42.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,040 - $9,896  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,822  
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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$49,584 - $98,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


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Information Technology Auditors sometimes assume positions such as Information Systems Audit Managers. That role pays $104K per year on average. Typical career progression for an Information Technology Auditor involves becoming a Senior Information Technology Auditor or an Information Security Analyst, roles that pay $20K more and $4K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Although Deloitte & Touche LLP heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $76K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $50K to $97K.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Survey results imply that Information Technology Auditors deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Security Maintenance, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Internal Audit are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Security Policies and Procedures, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know Sarbanes-Oxley also know Security Testing and Auditing. Most people skilled in IT Risk are similarly competent in IT Security & Infrastructure and Security Testing and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Auditor

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Information Technology Auditors. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $79K. On average, Information Technology Auditors make $91K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $117K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,015

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

For Information Technology Auditors, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Information Technology Auditors will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+31 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Philadelphia is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
057
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 16%

Security Maintenance
up arrow 13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 12%


Auditing
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$65,000

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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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