Average Senior Internal Auditor Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Internal Auditor is $76,738.
MEDIAN $76,738
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$59k - $97k
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$757 - $8k
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$60k - $102k

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Job Description for Senior Internal Auditor

Senior Internal Auditor Tasks
  • Collaborate with management and other business partners to develop partnerships, obtain audit documentation, and resolve sensitive audit issues.
  • Conduct operational, compliance, financial, and SOX audits within an organization.
  • Determine the prioritization of internal audit resources in order to properly address all risks and exposures.
  • Assist with the annual risk assessment and developing the audit population.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Internal Auditor are from the companies The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., EY (Ernst & Young) and Citibank. Reported salaries are highest at Wells Fargo & Co. where the average pay is $88,592. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sharp Healthcare and Citibank, earning around $86,735 and $77,419, respectively. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $64,305. BB&T Corp. and EY (Ernst & Young) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,047 and $76,643, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Internal Auditor

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Internal Auditor

An early career Senior Internal Auditor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,392 based on 616 salaries. A mid-career Senior Internal Auditor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,210 based on 782 salaries. An experienced Senior Internal Auditor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,239 based on 339 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,634.
Employees with Senior Internal Auditor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (7.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.1% less).

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