Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Senior Information Technology Auditors in the United States can expect wages of $81K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Senior Information Technology Auditors varies from around $66K to approximately $110K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $6K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$64,302 - $102,870
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$64K
$81K
$100K
MEDIAN: $81,151
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$29.68 - $63.02
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$30
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$63
MEDIAN: $45.00
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Salary
$64,302 - $102,870  
   
Bonus
$1,020 - $12,039  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $6,040  
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$65,871 - $110,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 494
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Hourly Rate
$29.68 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $72.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,020 - $12,039  
   
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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$65,871 - $110,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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) offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $77K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $60K to $98K.

Popular Skills for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Senior Information Technology Auditors report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 pay less than market rate include 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $79K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $88K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $97K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Senior Information Technology Auditors report making only $87K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Senior Information Technology Auditors that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Information Technology Auditors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). Senior Information Technology Auditors in Pittsburgh take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Columbus (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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
25 %
Male
75 %

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: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 5%
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