Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

Earnings for Senior Information Technology Auditors in the United States come in at around $81K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Senior Information Technology Auditors runs from $66K to $110K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and most get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Information Technology Auditors who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$64,511 - $102,564

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$29.68 - $63.02

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Salary
$64,511 - $102,564  
   
Bonus
$1,029 - $12,096  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,436  
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$65,914 - $109,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 516
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Hourly Rate
$29.68 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$24.57 - $61.04  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,029 - $12,096  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,436  
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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$65,914 - $109,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) offers the largest salaries in town — $96K on average.

EY (Ernst & Young) offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $76K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $60K to $97K.

Popular Skills for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Senior Information Technology Auditors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Security Testing and Auditing, IT Security & Infrastructure, Internal Audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit. Most people who know 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $79K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $88K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Senior Information Technology Auditors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $96K. 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 $88K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Information Technology Auditors, Austin provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Senior Information Technology Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), New York (+7 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Workers in Philadelphia and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 5 percent less, 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
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 5%
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