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.
|Salary||$68,013 - $107,666|
|Bonus||$1,995 - $14,047|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $6,466|
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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.Read More...
Qualifications for this position generally include a bachelor's degree in management information system, computer science, information security, business administration, or a related field. They must also usually have four years or more of internal and/or external audit experience. Written and verbal communication skills are musts, as are the ability to multitask, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines. Additionally, senior IT auditors must have an ability to work effectively as part of a team while also successfully executing independent assignments. Analytical and creative problem-solving skills are also preferred. Candidates must also have advanced knowledge of IT audit standards, methods, and tools. Experience in insurance of financial services is preferred.
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.
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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
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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