About the 2017 Study
This year breaks a seven-year trend of year-over-year increases in U.S. organizations that awarded salary raises to at least some portion of their workforce. In 2016, organizations pulled back on salary increases to levels not seen since 2011–2012.
Other key findings include:
- 73 percent of U.S. organizations awarded salary increases to 90 percent of their audit staff, and 68 percent of Canadian organizations awarded salary increases to 90 percent of their audit staff, both at an average of a 3.5 percent of base salary.
- The average increase planned among U.S. respondents is 2.4 percent for non-audit employees and 2.6 percent for audit employees, while the average increase planned among Canadian respondents is 2.7 percent for non-audit employees and 2.6 for audit employees.
- Among Canadian respondents, auditors performing fraud/forensic audits were found to have the highest median salary, while in the United States, auditors specializing in IT were the top earners.
- Salaries of U.S. auditors specializing in environmental, health and safety grew substantially since 2015, and consistent with previous years, those with one or more certifications were found to earn substantially higher salaries than those who were not certified.
2017 Compensation Study
Purchase The 2017 Internal Audit Compensation Study through the
IIA Bookstore. For those who participated in both parts of the study, the results will be available for purchase at 50 percent off the retail price.
If you are a member of the Audit Executive Center and participated in the survey, the report is complimentary as a benefit of your membership.
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