Despite the downturn in the economy, salaries for internal auditors are rising an average of 5 percent, according to a salary guide from Robert Half International.The report also identified internal auditing as one of five jobs positioned for growth in 2008.

Internal audit managers at large companies are projected to post the largest salary gains at 6.7 percent. Salaries for information technology auditing managers will bump up 5.5 percent. Meanwhile, chief audit executives, vice presidents of internal audit, and internal audit directors will draw as much as $213K in salary, annually -- a pay hike of at least 3 percent over last year.

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