Average Chief Audit Executive Salary

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The average salary for a Chief Audit Executive is $153,605.
MEDIAN $153,605
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$102k - $213k
$4k - $75k
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$6k - $26k
Total Pay
$105k - $276k

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Job Description for Chief Audit Executive

Chief Audit Executive Tasks
  • Set auditing strategies and goals, overseeing implementation and schedules.
  • Oversee staff, mentoring and developing their skills.
  • Identify and implement control and compliance initiatives across the organization.
  • Conduct audits, communicate with departments, and report on audit results.

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Popular Skills for Chief Audit Executive

Skills in Fraud Investigation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit, Risk Management / Risk Control and Internal Audit.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Audit Executive

An experienced Chief Audit Executive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $147,953 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $176,701.
Employees with Chief Audit Executive in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 30.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (23.7% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Orleans, Louisiana (28.8% less) and Ithaca, New York (28.2% less).

Years of Experience

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Late Career

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