Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountant Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants lies in the neighborhood of $65K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants bottoms out near $53K and approaches $83K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men working as Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,748 - $78,969
(Median)
$53K
$65K
$79K
MEDIAN: $64,659
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$20.35 - $34.30
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$20
$27
$34
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$52,748 - $78,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,842  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $4,886  
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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$53,224 - $82,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $34.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,842  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $4,886  
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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$53,224 - $82,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Tax Accountant


EY (Ernst & Young), Deloitte Tax LLP, Grant Thornton Llp, KPMG, LLP, and PricewaterhouseCoopers are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants. Salary cannot be beat at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where median pay comes to $76K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $64K, and the higher end is not far away at $92K.

Salaries are easily beat at Mcgladrey, where median pay comes to just $65K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $52K and ending at $80K, range in salary is rather small.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,564

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+17 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Minneapolis (3 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Senior Tax Accountant Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 9%

Legal Research
up arrow 5%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 2%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$67,000

Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Sales Tax Reports
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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