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Vice President (VP), Internal Audit Salary

Internal Audit VPs in the United States can expect to earn an average of $136K per year. Total cash compensation to Internal Audit VPs bottoms out near $99K and approaches $232K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $42K from bonuses and almost $31K from profit sharing. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Internal Audit VPs (61 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$92,225 - $198,550
MEDIAN: $135,940

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$92,225 - $198,550  
$5,025 - $41,794  
Profit Sharing
$1,957 - $30,639  
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).
$98,639 - $231,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Internal Audit VPs who took the survey. Risk Management / Risk Control and Internal Audit are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Internal Audit are typically practiced in Risk Management / Risk Control, too.

Pay Difference by Location

Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is New York.

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Internal Audit Salaries

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National Average

Internal Audit
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


39 %
61 %

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: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%