Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

An average Information Technology Auditor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Information Technology Auditors spread between $46K and $102K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though tenure and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Information Technology Auditors are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$46,598 - $97,016

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$15.51 - $66.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,598 - $97,016  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,961  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$45,682 - $102,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 743
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $66.91  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $39.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,961  
   
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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$45,682 - $102,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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 $82K per year.

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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.

PricewaterhouseCoopers doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $58K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $85K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Information Technology Auditors seem to exploit 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 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and IT Risk. Those proficient in IT Security & Infrastructure are, more often than not, also skilled 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 $80K. Information Technology Auditors see a median salary of $94K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $85K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


For Information Technology Auditors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 43 percent greater than the national average. Information Technology Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+27 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Richmond (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Milwaukee, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (4 percent lower) and Seattle (3 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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Security Risk Management
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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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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Security Intrusion Detection
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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