Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Senior Information Technology Auditors in the United States take home approximately $85K annually on average. In the world of Senior Information Technology Auditors, overall income ranges from $69K near the bottom to $116K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Information Technology Auditors who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,581 - $107,930
$68K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,348
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50%
90%

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$35.61 - $63.87
$55
MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$67,581 - $107,930  
   
Bonus
$1,997 - $14,441  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,428  
Total Pay (?
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$69,479 - $116,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 505
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Hourly Rate
$55.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,997 - $14,441  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,428  
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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$69,479 - $116,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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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Although some Senior Information Technology Auditors become Information Systems Audit Manager, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $104K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


The biggest paychecks can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) — the median salary there is $99K.

With a median salary of $76K, KPMG, LLP provides Senior Information Technology Auditors with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $105K, limiting employee salary growth.

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, Sarbanes-Oxley, Security Testing and Auditing, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit and IT Consulting. It is often found that people who know IT Risk are also skilled 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $83K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $90K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $103K on average. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $105K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,840

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Information Technology Auditors, 17 percent above the national average. Senior Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and New York (+4 percent). In Milwaukee, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (15 percent less) and Miami (12 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 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

▲18%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$89,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲5%



▲1%


Internal Audit
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

▼2%

IT Consulting
▼4%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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