Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountant Salary

Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants can expect to earn an average of $65K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants — including $8K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $53K to $83K depending on individual performance. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men working as Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$52,748 - $78,969
(Median)
$53K
$65K
$79K
MEDIAN: $64,659
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$20.35 - $34.30
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$27
$34
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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EY (Ernst & Young), Deloitte Tax LLP, Grant Thornton Llp, KPMG, LLP, and PricewaterhouseCoopers are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants. PricewaterhouseCoopers pays the most with a median salary of $76K, though there is little variation overall ($64K to $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.

For Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants, New York provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+17 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average 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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