Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

The average Senior Information Technology Auditor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $85K per year. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Senior Information Technology Auditors spread between $70K and $116K depending on individual performance. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Information Technology Auditors. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Information Technology Auditors who answered the questionnnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,013 - $107,666
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MEDIAN: $85,056
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$1,995 - $14,047  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,466  
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$69,828 - $115,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 480

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


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Though it's uncommon, some Senior Information Technology Auditors move into roles as Information Systems Audit Managers, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $104K per year.

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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 $99K lead the pack in compensation.

The lowest salaries can be found at KPMG, LLP — median pay is $76K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $61K and only reaching $105K.

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 Risk Management / Risk Control, IT Security & Infrastructure, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit and IT Consulting. Most people experienced in IT Risk also know Internal Audit.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Pay by Experience for a Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 247 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 225 salaries. An experienced Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 105 salaries. A Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,432

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

For Senior Information Technology Auditors, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Information Technology Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and St. Louis (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Milwaukee, 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cincinnati and Washington (15 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

▲16%

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$88,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries



▲2%



Internal Audit
▼0%

National Average
$88,000

▼2%

IT Consulting
▼4%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 4%