Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Median pay for Senior Information Technology Auditors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $82K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Information Technology Auditors stretch from $67K on the lower end to $113K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the specific company are driving factors as well. The majority of Senior Information Technology Auditors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Male Senior Information Technology Auditors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$65,797 - $104,374
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$66K
$82K
$100K
MEDIAN: $82,240
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$31.40 - $75.00
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$31
$48
$75
MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$65,797 - $104,374  
   
Bonus
$1,923 - $13,329  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,847  
Total Pay (?
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$67,156 - $112,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 661
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.40 - $75.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,923 - $13,329  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,847  
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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$67,156 - $112,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Senior information technology (IT) auditors perform specialized auditing involving a broad range of information technology and operational functions. They also plan and manage complex audits, as well as perform project management duties such as organizing, reviewing, and reporting on the work of their team. They also provide IT and auditing support and assist the IT audit manager in the execution of the IT audit plan; this includes designing the overall IT audit plan for achieving internal audit's goals. Senior information technology auditors also perform the IT annual risk assessment, lead and perform technology-related and other operational audits. This work is generally fast-paced and occurs in an office setting.

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Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Tasks

  • Identify key risks and necessary controls in existing systems.
  • Perform operations audits to determine compliance with policies and procedures and effectiveness of internal control systems.
  • Perform operational and compliance (SOX, PCI, others) reviews according to internal audit risk assessment plan.
  • Oversee and implement improvements and best practices for increasing efficiency and minimizing risk.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) offers the most; Senior Information Technology Auditors earn $96K on average there.

KPMG, LLP doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $78K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $105K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Senior Information Technology Auditors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Risk Management / Risk Control, Auditing, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 14 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit and IT Consulting. It is often found that people who know IT Risk are also skilled in Internal Audit.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior 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 $80K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $89K. On average, Senior Information Technology Auditors make $98K following one to two decades on the job. Senior Information Technology Auditors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,745

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

Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Senior Information Technology Auditors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+11 percent), New York (+8 percent), San Jose (+4 percent), and Boston (+4 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (10 percent lower) and Philadelphia (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
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Auditing
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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Internal Audit
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IT Risk
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National Average
$86,000

IT Consulting
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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