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Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary (United States)

A Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor earns an average salary of $79,499 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$62,111 - $98,342
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$62,111 - $98,342  
   
Bonus
$998 - $11,074  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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$63,232 - $104,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 332
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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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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Boston
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Washington
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Houston
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Seattle
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$82,000
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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

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$82,000

Skills That Affect Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
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Internal Audit
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Security Testing and Auditing
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IT Risk
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 6%