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​The IIA’s Internal Audit Compensation Study

Assessing Current Pay Practices to Aid You in Planning For the Future

The IIA’s 2015 Internal Audit Compensation Study Is Now Open. Do something for your profession while doing something for yourself. Participating in The IIA’s 2015 Internal Audit Compensation Study is a win-win situation. By taking time out of your busy schedule now to share your insight, the entire profession (Yes, That Includes You!) reaps the rewards when the report is released in the fall.

Take this opportunity to tell the true story. General unemployment numbers can be misleading. As the economy still struggles to recover, your organization needs reliable information to be able to secure top talent in a field that is currently in hot demand. Guessing is not a risk. Guessing is not a risk you can afford to take.

Organizations need a complete arsenal of information to know what top candidates expect and are receiving in today’s marketplace. The IIA’s Compensation Study provides the benchmarking data you need to assess current pay practices, plan for the future, and build and maintain a team capable of meeting stakeholder demands.

How Can You Participate? The study consists of two phases that must be completed for your submission to be validated. Rest assured that all submissions will remain strictly confidential.

Phase One:

Complete the organizational online survey, which will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Take the 2015 CBOK Survey 

Phase Two:

Upon completion of the organizational survey, you will be redirected to an Excel spreadsheet to input individual compensation information. You can also access the spreadsheet here:

IIA Compensation Spreadsheet

You must first enable macros on the spreadsheet, and you will be provided with a macro to submit this portion of the study directly. If you cannot enable macros, please email the submission to

The Compensation Study Report

Each year’s survey results in a comprehensive report of internal audit professionals’ compensation and benefits in the United States and Canada. The goal of The IIA’s 2015 Internal Audit Compensation Study is to gather data on current pay practices for internal audit practitioners and present that information in a clear, concise format to assist CAEs and employers in planning for the future.

For your participation in both phases of the study, you can purchase the study results for $149 (up to 62% off the nonparticipant rate). The online report will be available in the fall.

Members of the Audit Executive Center who participate in both phases of the study receive a complimentary copy of the report as a benefit of your Center membership.

If you have questions regarding the study, please email

The 2014 Report Is Still Available. Purchase the comprehensive 2014 Internal Audit Compensation Study from The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore.

Item No. : 1049.dl
Member Price : $298.00
Non-Member Price : $398.00

About the Study

The IIA’s Compensation Study is the most comprehensive compensation analysis available on the internal audit profession within the United States and Canada.

Referenced by internal audit leaders and practitioners, human resources departments, and audit committees, the Study provides internal audit salary and pay practices of hundreds of organizations across multiple industries.

If you have further questions regarding the study, please contact

Since 2008, The IIA’s Compensation Study has been performed in partnership with a leading human resources and total rewards system consulting firm, Harrington & Associates, assuring the validity and credibility of the study.

IIA Members Can Download the Executive Summary of the 2014 Study Here

Download Your Free Copy

2014 Compensation Study