Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

An average Senior Information Technology Auditor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $85K per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Information Technology Auditors range from $70K on the low end to $116K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $13K and $6K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Senior Information Technology Auditors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,368 - $107,572
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$85K
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MEDIAN: $85,365
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Salary $68,368 - $107,572
Bonus $2,009 - $13,126
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,494
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$70,398 - $115,788
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 467

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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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Moving into an Information Systems Audit Manager position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $104K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $99K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $61K to just $105K — but KPMG, LLP offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $76K.

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 Risk Management / Risk Control, IT Security & Infrastructure, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit and IT Consulting. Those familiar with IT Risk also tend to 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: $88,490

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). Milwaukee is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (15 percent less) and Washington (10 percent less).

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Key Stats for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

▲16%

▲15%

▲2%

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 62 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 5%
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