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Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Information Technology Auditors in the United States can expect wages of $66K annually on average. In the world of Information Technology Auditors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $46K and $102K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though years of experience and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Information Technology Auditors are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Information Technology Auditors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$46,960 - $97,332
(Median)
$47K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,949
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$15.51 - $66.91
(Median)
$16
$26
$67
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$46,960 - $97,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,006  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $5,051  
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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$46,013 - $102,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 785
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $66.91  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $46.54  
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 - $10,006  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $5,051  
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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$46,013 - $102,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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


For Information Technology Auditors, comfortable salaries can be found at Deloitte & Touche LLP; in fact, average earnings are around $76K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($50K versus $97K) is great.

Employees at PricewaterhouseCoopers take home the smallest paychecks, and $57K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $50K and quickly nearing the top at only $82K.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and IT Risk. Most people skilled in IT Security & Infrastructure are similarly competent 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $81K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $83K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Information Technology Auditors that is 40 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+25 percent), Washington (+13 percent), Detroit (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Information Technology Auditors in Milwaukee report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Seattle and Dallas (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 23%


National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 11%

Security Risk Management
up arrow 9%

Security Maintenance
up arrow 9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%




IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$68,000

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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up arrow 8%

Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%