Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Pay for Information Technology Auditors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $65K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Information Technology Auditors can bottom out near $46K or peak near $102K depending on individual performance. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most Information Technology Auditors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Information Technology Auditors are male. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$46,733 - $97,059
(Median)
$47K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,296
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$13.40 - $67.92
(Median)
$13
$27
$68
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,733 - $97,059  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
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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$45,757 - $102,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 751
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Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $67.92  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $39.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
   
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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$45,757 - $102,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Information Technology Auditors often transition into Senior Information Technology Auditor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Information Technology Auditors earn $82K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Deloitte & Touche LLP does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $76K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $50K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $97K.

PricewaterhouseCoopers doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $59K — 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 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. 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $80K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $94K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $84K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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 will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+26 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Richmond (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). In Milwaukee, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (5 percent less) and Seattle (4 percent less).

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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 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 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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