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Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Information Technology Auditors in the United States can expect wages of $66K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Information Technology Auditors range from $46K on the low end to $102K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $5K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Men account for the majority of Information Technology Auditors who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,593 - $97,436
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$47K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,753
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$13.40 - $67.92
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$68
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,593 - $97,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,017  
Profit Sharing
$1,600 - $5,087  
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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$45,657 - $102,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 768
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
$1,600 - $5,087  
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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$45,657 - $102,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Information Technology Auditors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Information Technology Auditor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $82K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Information Technology Auditors flock to Deloitte & Touche LLP for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $76K lead the pack in compensation; however, Deloitte & Touche LLP also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $50K at one end to $97K at the other end.

With a median salary of $59K, PricewaterhouseCoopers provides Information Technology Auditors with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $85K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Survey takers working as Information Technology Auditors report using a large range of professional skills. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and IT Risk. Most people who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $61K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $80K. On average, Information Technology Auditors make $92K following one to two decades on the job. 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


Information Technology Auditors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+25 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Detroit (+7 percent), and Richmond (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Information Technology Auditors is geography, with workers in Milwaukee earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Seattle and Dallas (8 percent lower and 6 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 11%

Security Risk Management
up arrow 10%

Security Maintenance
up arrow 9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Security Testing and Auditing
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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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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up arrow 8%

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 134 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
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: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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