Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary (United States)

A Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor earns an average salary of $79,319 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$61,361 - $97,736
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$61,361 - $97,736  
   
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$894 - $10,766  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,326  
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$62,539 - $104,119  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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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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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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New York
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Washington
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Chicago
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National Average
$82,000
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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Late-Career
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National Average
$82,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

Internal Audit
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
up arrow 7%
IT Security & Infrastructure
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IT Risk
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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National Average
$82,000
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Gender
Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%
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