Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salary

Tax Accounting Firm Partners receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $150K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation to Tax Accounting Firm Partners bottoms out near $73K and approaches $386K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $63K from bonuses and almost $51K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Tax Accounting Firm Partners like their work and job satisfaction is high. Tax Accounting Firm Partners who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 67 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and approximately one-half earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$73,266 - $342,401
MEDIAN: $150,269

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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.
$73,266 - $342,401  
$-0.49 - $62,708  
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).
$72,695 - $385,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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 take a Certified Public Accountant role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Certified Public Accountants is usually $59K.

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Tax Accounting Firm Partners who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Tax Compliance and Tax Consulting are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax

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

Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $102K per year. Tax Accounting Firm Partners claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $189K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $173K.

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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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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


33 %
67 %

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: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 18%