Information Technology Auditors in the United States take home approximately $63K 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, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $49K and $97K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by geography and the particular employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,813 - $92,096
(Median)
$49K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,620
10%
50%
90%

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$17.36 - $53.83
(Median)
$17
$28
$54
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,813 - $92,096  
   
Bonus
$1,018 - $9,821  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,795  
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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$49,029 - $97,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 459
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.36 - $53.83  
   
Overtime
$34.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,018 - $9,821  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,795  
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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$49,029 - $97,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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It's not very common for Information Technology Auditors to move on to become Information Systems Audit Managers. Average pay for an Information Systems Audit Manager is $104K annually. When Information Technology Auditors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Information Technology Auditors or Information Security Analysts. Those roles pay an additional $20K and $5K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Although Deloitte & Touche LLP boasts the highest average salary in town at $76K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $50K or as much as $97K.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Information Technology Auditors seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Security Maintenance, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Internal Audit are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Security Policies and Procedures, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Sarbanes-Oxley are, more often than not, also skilled in Security Testing and Auditing. Most people who know IT Risk also know IT Security & Infrastructure and Security Testing and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. For Information Technology Auditors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $91K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $112K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,418

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Information Technology Auditors, 44 percent above the national average. Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+38 percent), Richmond (+32 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Philadelphia is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Milwaukee and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 17%

Security Maintenance
up arrow 14%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 13%



Auditing
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Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 1%

Computer Security
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IT Risk
0%

Security Risk Management
0%

National Average
$64,000

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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