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Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salary

Tax Accounting Firm Partners in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $151K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation to Tax Accounting Firm Partners approaches anywhere from $75K on the lower end to $383K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $61K from bonuses and upwards of $51K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more male Tax Accounting Firm Partners than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 65 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$75,112 - $328,606
MEDIAN: $151,259

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$75,112 - $328,606  
$-0.49 - $60,820  
Profit Sharing
$2,316 - $50,507  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$74,548 - $382,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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Job Description for Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax

An accounting firm partner, tax is a position with a high stress level that requires an individual be proficient in tax law and accounting practices. The accounting firm partner is responsible for overseeing the operation of the local and regional offices. As an accounting firm partner, ensuring that the offices are running efficiently is a very important aspect of the position.


Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Tasks

  • Oversee the operation of regional offices, coordinating their activities and monitoring their performance.
  • Act as the highest executive of the accounting firm, and direct and make the final decision on all its projects and activities.
  • Manage the accounting firm’s staff, select managers, and evaluate managers’ performances.
  • Establish the firm’s policies and procedures, and make sure these practices are carried out in all of the firm’s offices.
  • Responsible for the financial well-being of the firm and making sure the offices are bringing in a profit.

Common Career Paths for Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax

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Tax Accounting Firm Partners who move into a Certified Public Accountant role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Certified Public Accountants earn $59K.

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Tax Accounting Firm Partners note just a narrow range of job skills. Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Tax Compliance are typically practiced in Tax Consulting, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax

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

Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $105K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $183K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $172K on average.

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Experience Affects Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salaries

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Skills That Affect Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salaries

Tax Compliance
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


35 %
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 17%