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Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Senior Information Technology Auditors in the United States earn an average of $80K annually; salaries are particularly strong in San Francisco, where workers earn around $102K. Senior Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$63,265 - $100,498
MEDIAN: $80,254

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National Salary Data

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$63,265 - $100,498  
$1,443 - $11,652  
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$0.00 - $6,040  
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$64,529 - $106,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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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.


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

With a median salary of $91K, PricewaterhouseCoopers offers Senior Information Technology Auditors the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $75K and are capped at $99K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $59K to just $90K — but EY (Ernst & Young) offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $73K.

Popular Skills for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Senior Information Technology Auditors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Security Testing and Auditing, Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know IT Risk also know 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.

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $78K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $87K. For Senior Information Technology Auditors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $92K. Senior Information Technology Auditors who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $84K.

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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries


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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 Security & Infrastructure
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IT Risk
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National Average

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.


28 %
72 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 6%