Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salary

Compensation for Tax Accounting Firm Partners in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($152K). Cash earnings for Tax Accounting Firm Partners — which occasionally include more than $62K from bonuses and more than $52K from profit sharing — stretch from around $73K to approximately $376K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Tax Accounting Firm Partners (65 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Tax Accounting Firm Partners like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around two in five. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$73,907 - $323,546
MEDIAN: $152,177

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XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$73,907 - $323,546  
$1,030 - $62,399  
Profit Sharing
$2,255 - $51,823  
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).
$73,071 - $376,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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 may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Certified Public Accountant. The average pay for a Certified Public Accountant is $59K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax

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

For many Tax Accounting Firm Partners, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $105K per year. Tax Accounting Firm Partners claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $175K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $190K 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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 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: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 18%