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Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Median pay for Senior Information Technology Auditors in the United States comes out to approximately $81K per year, but employers in Austin pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $103K. Senior Information Technology Auditors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,480 - $101,477
(Median)
$63K
$81K
$100K
MEDIAN: $80,971
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$29.68 - $63.02
(Median)
$30
$49
$63
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$63,480 - $101,477  
   
Bonus
$1,438 - $12,558  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
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$64,760 - $108,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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Hourly Rate
$29.68 - $63.02  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,438 - $12,558  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$64,760 - $108,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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


Employees at PricewaterhouseCoopers enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $91K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $75K and higher ones not far away at only $99K.

Salaries are easily beat at EY (Ernst & Young), where median pay comes to just $73K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $59K and ending at $92K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Survey results imply that Senior Information Technology Auditors put a diverse skill set to use. 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 between 4 percent and 6 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit. Most people skilled in IT Risk are similarly competent in 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $79K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $88K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Information Technology Auditors make a median salary of $95K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $87K.

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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
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 5%