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Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Tax Accounting Firm Partners in the United States, with median pay hovering around $173K per year. In the world of Tax Accounting Firm Partners, overall income ranges from $72K near the bottom to $391K at the top; this can include more than $61K from bonuses and more than $79K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. For the most part, Tax Accounting Firm Partners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$72,723 - $336,249
MEDIAN: $153,635

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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.
$72,723 - $336,249  
$195.74 - $61,218  
Profit Sharing
$2,390 - $79,463  
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).
$71,661 - $391,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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As Tax Accounting Firm Partners transition into upper-level roles like Certified Public Accountant, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Certified Public Accountants will usually earn $59K.

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Typical 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 11 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Tax Compliance tend to be skilled in Tax Consulting as well.

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Experience Affects Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Partner - Accounting Firm, Tax Salaries

Tax Consulting
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Tax Compliance
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.


41 %
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%