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Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Information Technology Auditors in the United States pull down an average of $67K annually. Cash earnings for Information Technology Auditors — including $10K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $46K to $102K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but tenure and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Information Technology Auditors who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$46,800 - $97,141
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$47K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,814
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$16.48 - $67.41
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$67
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$46,800 - $97,141  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,044  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $5,081  
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$46,069 - $102,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 765
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$16.48 - $67.41  
   
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$15.46 - $46.54  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $5,081  
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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$46,069 - $102,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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.

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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 $57K, PricewaterhouseCoopers provides Information Technology Auditors with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $81K, 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 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Security Intrusion Detection. Those proficient in IT Security & Infrastructure are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Information Technology Auditors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $84K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Information Technology Auditors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+23 percent), Detroit (+16 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Minneapolis (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Milwaukee Information Technology Auditors have considerably lower salaries, 24 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in San Antonio and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$69,000


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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Security Policies and Procedures
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Computer Security
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$69,000

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

Security Intrusion Detection
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%