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Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Median pay for Senior Information Technology Auditors in the United States is around $81K annually. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Senior Information Technology Auditors spread between $65K and $109K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the specific employer and experience level. 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. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,138 - $101,518
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$63K
$81K
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MEDIAN: $80,661
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$29.68 - $63.02
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$63,138 - $101,518  
   
Bonus
$1,036 - $12,129  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,872  
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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$64,567 - $108,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 454
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Hourly Rate
$29.68 - $63.02  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,036 - $12,129  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,872  
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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$64,567 - $108,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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


Senior Information Technology Auditors flock to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $96K lead the pack in compensation.

EY (Ernst & Young) doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $75K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $99K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Survey results show that Senior Information Technology Auditors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Security Testing and Auditing, Internal Audit, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Sarbanes-Oxley are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit. Most people familiar with 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $79K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $87K. Senior Information Technology Auditors see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $86K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Information Technology Auditors, Austin offers exceptional salaries, 23 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 (+16 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). When it comes to pay, smaller cities present little opportunity for Senior Information Technology Auditors. With fewer than a million residents each, the three lowest-paying cities in the field are Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Columbus, all offering salaries below the national rate. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati (9 percent lower) and Columbus (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries




National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries



IT Security & Infrastructure
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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IT Risk
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National Average
$84,000

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 5%
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