Published: 1 Nov 2014

It's official: management system auditors who are members of IRCA earn, on average, considerably more than those who aren't.

IRCA's latest salary survey reveals that:

  • IRCA members earn 23 per cent more than non-IRCA members
  • Former IRCA auditors earn 6.5 per cent less than current IRCA auditors

Occasionally auditors ask us: 'How much does being an IRCA member really advance my career?'

To answer the question, IRCA undertook a comprehensive survey of the auditing industry, speaking to nearly 2,000 auditors. Our survey revealed that:

  • IRCA members earn 23 per cent more than non-IRCA members
  • Former IRCA auditors earn 6.5 per cent less than current IRCA auditors
  • The global average salary for an auditor is £38,031
  • The highest paid IRCA auditors are in Australia and New Zealand, and earn on average £75,200
  • 4% of IRCA auditors earn in excess of £100,000 per year
  • The average bonus for auditors is 16.4 per cent.

The survey was carried out from October to December 2013 in both English and Japanese, and resulted in 1,939 responses from 1,452 IRCA members, 290 non-members and 197 former members.