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 for Tax Accounting Firm Partners runs from $74K to $384K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $61K and profit sharing that can reach almost $51K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Tax Accounting Firm Partners claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Tax Accounting Firm Partners are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and just over a half earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$74,842 - $330,386
MEDIAN: $150,306

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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.
$74,842 - $330,386  
$-0.49 - $60,820  
Profit Sharing
$2,308 - $50,684  
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).
$74,298 - $384,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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Job Description for Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax

  • 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 experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Certified Public Accountant. That position usually brings in $59K.

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Survey takers who work as Tax Accounting Firm Partners report a focused set of job skills. Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Tax Compliance tends to also indicate an understanding of Tax Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax

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

Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $105K per year. For Tax Accounting Firm Partners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $178K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $174K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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 26 votes.


34 %
66 %

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: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 18%