Vice President (VP), Internal Audit Salary

The average Internal Audit VP in the United States earns approximately $137K annually. Cash earnings for Internal Audit VPs — which occasionally include more than $46K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $100K to approximately $234K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the individual firm. For the most part, Internal Audit VPs enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Male Internal Audit VPs are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$94,359 - $197,147
MEDIAN: $136,774

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$94,359 - $197,147  
$5,017 - $45,615  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $15,319  
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).
$100,322 - $234,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Internal Audit

A vice president (VP) of internal audits usually holds a leadership position for a large corporation. They work with managers and auditors to address financial and operational issues and help the managers to overcome these problems. The vice president of internal audit oversees various audit-related processes in the company and provides objective evaluations. Then, they help other departments come up with ideas to improve these processes. The vice president of internal audit usually has a team of auditors to whom they delegate tasks.


Vice President (VP), Internal Audit Tasks

  • Train and manage the internal auditing staff and conduct evaluations.
  • Design methods to assess and mitigate business risks.
  • Conduct internal audits, determine the objectives of audits, and track audit results.
  • Propose methods to improve processes and problem areas identified by audits.

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Internal Audit VPs report a focused set of job skills. Risk Management / Risk Control and Internal Audit are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Internal Audit and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay Difference by Location

Internal Audit VPs in Boston earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


44 %
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%