The average salary for a Senior Tax Accountant is $62,512 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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$49,869 - $79,243
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MEDIAN: $62,511
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Senior Tax Accountant Total Pay (?
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$18.00 - $44.95
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$49,869 - $79,243  
   
Bonus
$486.11 - $7,568  
Profit Sharing
$734 - $5,119  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,095  
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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$50,193 - $83,910  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,924
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $44.95  
   
Overtime
$20.56 - $46.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$486.11 - $7,568  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,095  
Profit Sharing
$734 - $5,119  
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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$50,193 - $83,910  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,924
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Accountant
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Experience Affects Senior Tax Accountant Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Accountant Salaries

Tax Preparation
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$64,000
Microsoft Excel
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Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%
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