Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

The average Information Technology Auditor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K per year. Total incomes of Information Technology Auditors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $99K. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Information Technology Auditors report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Information Technology Auditors are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,974 - $92,634
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$64K
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MEDIAN: $64,344
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$19.22 - $56.67
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MEDIAN: $28.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,974 - $92,634  
   
Bonus
$1,020 - $10,047  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $7,064  
Total Pay (?
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$50,207 - $98,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.22 - $56.67  
   
Overtime
$26.73 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,020 - $10,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $7,064  
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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$50,207 - $98,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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

  • Plan, execute, and lead audits across the organization to evaluate risks and risk management.
  • Document findings and recommendations, as well as current processes and procedures.
  • Work with departments to increase compliance, manage risk, and improve overall effectiveness.

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


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While not commonly seen, Information Technology Auditors who transition into an Information Systems Audit Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Information Systems Audit Managers is $104K per year. Information Technology Auditors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Information Technology Auditors or Information Security Analysts. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Although KPMG, LLP leads the field in pay with a median salary of $62K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $49K on the low end all the way up to $108K at the top.

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 Maintenance, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 14 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. Most people experienced in IT Risk also know IT Security & Infrastructure and Security Testing and Auditing. It is often found that people who know Sarbanes-Oxley are also skilled in Security Testing and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Pay by Experience for an Information Technology (IT) Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 366 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Technology (IT) Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 57 salaries. An Information Technology (IT) Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,002

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

Home to some of the best pay for Information Technology Auditors, New York offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Information Technology Auditors will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+29 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and San Francisco (+9 percent). Milwaukee ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 17 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Columbus and Philadelphia.

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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
▲83%

▲32%

▲19%

National Average
$66,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

▲14%

Security Maintenance
▲12%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲11%



▲5%



IT Risk
▼0%

National Average
$66,000







Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%
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