Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Earnings for Senior Information Technology Auditors in the United States come in at around $81K annually on average. In the world of Senior Information Technology Auditors, total cash compensation can vary between $66K and $110K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $6K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Information Technology Auditors who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Senior Information Technology Auditors is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,376 - $102,713
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$64K
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MEDIAN: $81,113
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$29.68 - $63.02
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$64,376 - $102,713  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $12,029  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $6,040  
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$65,872 - $109,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 501
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Hourly Rate
$29.68 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $72.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,021 - $12,029  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $6,040  
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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$65,872 - $109,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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


For Senior Information Technology Auditors, comfortable salaries can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC); in fact, median earnings sit around $96K, the highest in the area.

Employees at EY (Ernst & Young) take home the smallest paychecks, and $77K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $60K and quickly nearing the top at only $98K.

Popular Skills for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Testing and Auditing, Internal Audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit. Most people skilled in IT Risk are similarly competent 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $79K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $88K. Senior Information Technology Auditors see a median salary of $97K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $87K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Austin offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Information Technology Auditors, 22 percent above the national average. Senior Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Philadelphia and 5 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries



Internal Audit
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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IT Risk
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National Average
$85,000

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 5%
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