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Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Information Technology Auditors in the United States take home an average $66K per year. In the world of Information Technology Auditors, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $102K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but years of experience and the specific company are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Information Technology Auditors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Information Technology Auditors (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,515 - $97,340
(Median)
$47K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,589
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$13.40 - $67.92
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$13
$26
$68
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,515 - $97,340  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,017  
Profit Sharing
$1,107 - $5,068  
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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$45,616 - $102,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 773
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $67.92  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $44.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,017  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,107 - $5,068  
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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$45,616 - $102,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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.

Employees at PricewaterhouseCoopers take home the smallest paychecks, and $59K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $50K and quickly nearing the top at only $85K.

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 Risk Management, Security Maintenance, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 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. Those educated in IT Security & Infrastructure tend to be well versed 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.


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 $80K. For Information Technology Auditors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $94K. Information Technology Auditors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $84K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Information Technology Auditors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. Information Technology Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Richmond (+7 percent), and Detroit (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Milwaukee. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and Dallas (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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
up arrow 12%

Security Risk Management
up arrow 10%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%

Security Maintenance
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Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
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National Average
$67,000

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
up arrow 3%

Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 7%

up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 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
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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