Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salary

Wages for Tax Accounting Firm Partners in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($151K) per year. Cash earnings for Tax Accounting Firm Partners — which occasionally include more than $60K from bonuses and more than $78K from profit sharing — stretch from around $73K to approximately $385K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly two in five. Job satisfaction for Tax Accounting Firm Partners is high. There are more male Tax Accounting Firm Partners than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$73,394 - $341,103

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$73,394 - $341,103  
$100.00 - $60,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,324 - $78,297  
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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).
$72,817 - $385,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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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Tax Accounting Firm Partners' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Certified Public Accountant. The typical income for a Certified Public Accountant is $59K.

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Survey takers who work as Tax Accounting Firm Partners usually report a few specific skills. Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively. 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.

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. For Tax Accounting Firm Partners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $183K. Tax Accounting Firm Partners who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $173K.

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Experience Affects Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 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%