International Tax Manager Salary

An average International Tax Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $105K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of International Tax Managers (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$81,653 - $134,067
MEDIAN: $104,517

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$84,919 - $145,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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Job Description for International Tax Manager

International tax managers work primarily with regulations and reporting. They need to have a solid understanding of international tax laws and regulations, as much of their job involves ensuring compliance. They typically spend a great deal of time preparing and filing tax forms, as well as researching and analyzing tax regulations to propose the most effective strategies for compliance while maximizing corporate profits. International tax managers also assist with tax audits and managing any issues with local, state/regional or national authorities. Additionally, this position involves managing coworkers through day-to-day department management and/or with individual project management.


International Tax Manager Tasks

  • Act as point of contact for understanding regulations and maximizing earnings.
  • Research, communicate and apply international rules and regulations to tax documents.
  • Support and oversee audits and quality assurance efforts.
  • Review and create tax returns that meet all applicable regulations.
  • Develop strategic plans and goals for tax management.

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International Tax Managers usually report a few specific skills. Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Tax Compliance are typically practiced in Tax Consulting, too.

Pay by Experience Level for International Tax Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $101K per year. For International Tax Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $121K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned International Tax Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $146K.

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Experience Affects International Tax Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect International Tax Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.


43 %
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 3%