Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salary

Tax Accounting Firm Partners in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $152K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Tax Accounting Firm Partners, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $60K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $78K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $74K and $379K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and over one-half earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Tax Accounting Firm Partners are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$74,643 - $331,281
MEDIAN: $152,002

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$74,643 - $331,281  
$193.92 - $59,800  
Profit Sharing
$2,332 - $77,566  
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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).
$73,572 - $378,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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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Compensation may take a strong hit for Tax Accounting Firm Partners who move to positions like Certified Public Accountant. Certified Public Accountants usually make $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 correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $100K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $120K. On average, Tax Accounting Firm Partners make $178K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $176K.

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 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: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 18%