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​The IIA’s Internal Audit Compensation Study

The IIA's 2015 Compensation Study Now Available!

The 2015 Internal Audit Compensation StudyThe IIA's Internal Audit Compensation Study is the most comprehensive analysis available on the compensation of internal audit professionals. 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 industries in the United States and Canada.

Some Key Points From the 2015 Internal Audit Compensation Study:

  • A growing percentage of companies are awarding raises to the majority of their internal auditors.
  • The median salary of internal auditors with one or more certifications is 43 percent higher than the median salary of their counterparts without a certification.
  • Median salaries decreased in the United States for all internal auditor roles except IT audit director.
  • The percentage of organizations offering contributions to flex spending accounts has increased.

Benefit for Study Participants

Participants who completed both parts of the study are eligible to purchase a copy of the final report at a significant discount (up to 62% off the nonparticipant rate).

Audit Executive Center participants who completed both parts of the survey receive a complimentary copy of the full report and an exclusive executive report. Find out how you can receive next year’s report for free when you join the Audit Executive Center. Learn more.

Executive Report – Exclusive AEC Benefit

A complimentary copy of the exclusive executive report is available on the Audit Executive Center website.

Those who did not participate in the study can purchase the full report through The IIA’s Research Foundation Bookstore.

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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, Harrington & Associates, assuring the validity and credibility of the study.

If you have questions regarding the study, please email

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The 2014 Report Is Still Available

Purchase the comprehensive 2014 Internal Audit Compensation Study from The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore.