Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
The Institute of Internal Auditors North AmericaBreadcrumb SeparatorServicesBreadcrumb SeparatorCompensation Study

​The IIA’s Internal Audit Compensation Study

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

The IIA’s 2016 Internal Audit Compensation Study Is Now Open. It is the ongoing, credible benchmark analysis of the pay practices across the internal audit profession in the U.S. and Canada and which spans the spectrum of industries, roles by title, and other demographics.

The study provides this valuable information because of you: those who participate in the study. By completing it, you help The IIA tell the true story.

General unemployment numbers can be misleading. The economy is still in recovery, and you need reliable information to secure and retain top talent in a field that is now in hot demand.

With The IIA’s Compensation Study, you can get the data you need to assess your organization’s current pay practices against those of your competitors, plan for the future, and build and maintain a team capable of meeting and exceeding stakeholder demands.

How Can You Participate? The study comprises two phases that must be completed in their entirety to be valid. 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 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 Survey - Phase 2

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

The resulting report will offer an executive summary outlining specific trends across the U.S. and Canada, and provide detailed information in a clear, concise format to assist CAEs and employers in planning for the future.

For your completion of both phases of the study, you may purchase the completed report for 50% off the retail price when it is available later this year.

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

If you have questions regarding the study, please email

The 2015 Report Is Still Available. Purchase the comprehensive 2015 Internal Audit Compensation Study from the IIA Bookstore.

About the Study

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

If you have questions regarding the study, please email

IIA Members Can Download the Executive Summary of the 2015 Study Here

Download Your Free Copy

2015 Compensation Study