Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salary

Average pay for Tax Accounting Firm Partners in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($152K). Total incomes of Tax Accounting Firm Partners incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $62K from bonuses and close to $52K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $73K and $376K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Tax Accounting Firm Partners (65 percent) survey respondents are men. A fair number enjoy medical while a little over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two-fifths. Job satisfaction for Tax Accounting Firm Partners is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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.

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As Tax Accounting Firm Partners make advancements to positions like Certified Public Accountant, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Certified Public Accountants make $59K.

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Job skills reported by Tax Accounting Firm Partners are limited. Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Tax Compliance frequently indicates knowledge 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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $105K. Tax Accounting Firm Partners see a median salary of $175K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Tax Accounting Firm Partners with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $190K.

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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%