Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salary

For Senior Information Technology Auditors, annual average wages total $85K per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Information Technology Auditors range from $71K on the low end to $115K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $13K and $6K, respectively. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Senior Information Technology Auditors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Senior Information Technology Auditors survey respondents are men (79 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$69,214 - $106,693
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MEDIAN: $86,234
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Salary $69,214 - $106,693
Bonus $1,982 - $12,596
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,466
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$71,112 - $113,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 454

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


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Although it's unusual, some Senior Information Technology Auditors transition into jobs as Information Systems Audit Managers. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $104K per year, though.

Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Those at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $99K.

With a median salary of $76K, KPMG, LLP provides Senior Information Technology Auditors with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $105K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor


Survey results suggest that Senior Information Technology Auditors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, IT Security & Infrastructure, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit and IT Consulting. It is often found that people who know IT Risk are also skilled in Internal Audit.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Pay by Experience for a Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 247 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 225 salaries. An experienced Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 105 salaries. A Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,451

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Information Technology Auditors, 17 percent higher than the national average. Senior Information Technology Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and St. Louis (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Milwaukee, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (15 percent less) and Washington (10 percent less).

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Key Stats for Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries

▲14%

▲14%

▲1%

National Average
$89,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor Salaries





▼0%

National Average
$89,000

Internal Audit
▼1%

▼3%

IT Consulting
▼5%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 5%
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