Vice President (VP), Internal Audit Salary

Pay for Internal Audit VPs in the United States sits in the ballpark of $137K per year. Overall cash earnings for Internal Audit VPs stretch from $98K on the lower end to $231K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $42K from bonuses and $35K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the particular city and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Internal Audit VPs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Internal Audit VPs making up 55 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$87,940 - $194,426
MEDIAN: $136,822

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$87,940 - $194,426  
$5,106 - $42,015  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $35,479  
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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).
$97,731 - $230,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $150,583

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The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boston.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Internal Audit Salaries

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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


45 %
55 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 4%