Senior Tax Accountant Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Tax Accountant is $62,965 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Senior Tax Accountant Total Pay (?
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$50,163 - $79,877
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MEDIAN: $62,965
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Senior Tax Accountant Total Pay (?
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$18.46 - $46.41
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,163 - $79,877  
   
Bonus
$399.11 - $7,586  
Profit Sharing
$742 - $5,050  
Commission
$202.73 - $2,170  
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).
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$50,578 - $84,505  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,658
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.46 - $46.41  
   
Overtime
$20.28 - $45.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$399.11 - $7,586  
   
Commission
$202.73 - $2,170  
Profit Sharing
$742 - $5,050  
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).
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$50,578 - $84,505  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,658
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Job Description for Senior Tax Accountant

Senior tax accountants provide an important managerial role in producing tax returns for individual clients as well as businesses. They preside over a team of tax accountant specialists to make sure that the proper amount is being paid by clients to the IRS, state, and local governments. Senior tax accountants must work to ensure that a client pays what is due without overpaying or underpaying. They must have a keen understanding of all tax laws, which change from year to year.
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Senior Tax Accountant Tasks
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Analyze tax regulations and recommend policies that minimize tax burden.
  • Prepare tax returns and reports, maintain records, analyze and research complex tax issues.
  • Provides support during audits.
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Experience Affects Senior Tax Accountant Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Accountant Salaries

Financial Reporting
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Tax Preparation
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Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%
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