Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountant Salary

The average Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountant can expect to rake in roughly $63K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants bottoms out near $51K and approaches $81K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Most Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$50,668 - $77,385
(Median)
$51K
$63K
$77K
MEDIAN: $62,915
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$20.27 - $33.48
(Median)
$20
$27
$33
MEDIAN: $27.00
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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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$50,668 - $77,385  
   
Bonus
$100.17 - $7,375  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $4,972  
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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$51,497 - $81,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $33.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.90  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$100.17 - $7,375  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $4,972  
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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$51,497 - $81,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountant


EY (Ernst & Young), Deloitte Tax LLP, Grant Thornton Llp, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG, LLP are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants. PricewaterhouseCoopers offers the best pay with a median salary of $73K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $62K and maxing out at just $90K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $60K to just $82K — but Grant Thornton Llp offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $65K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants, 19 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+19 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Minneapolis and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountant Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 7%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 4%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

Tax Preparation
0%

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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