Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants take home approximately $67K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants range from $56K on the low end to $84K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number 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 54 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$55,385 - $80,093
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MEDIAN: $66,906
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$19.93 - $37.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$55,385 - $80,093  
   
Bonus
$1,005 - $8,606  
Profit Sharing
$723 - $5,013  
Total Pay (?
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$55,713 - $84,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 700
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.93 - $37.81  
   
Overtime
$26.07 - $49.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,005 - $8,606  
   
Profit Sharing
$723 - $5,013  
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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$55,713 - $84,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants include EY (Ernst & Young), Deloitte Tax LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, LLP, and Grant Thornton Llp. Employees at KPMG, LLP enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $78K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $70K and higher ones not far away at only $87K. Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks at PricewaterhouseCoopers ($76K), Grant Thornton Llp ($73K), and Mcgladrey ($71K).

Salaries are easily beat at BDO Seidman, LLP, where median pay comes to just $64K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $57K and ending at $79K, range in salary is rather small. EY (Ernst & Young), Deloitte Tax LLP, and Mcgladrey also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $70K, $71K, and $71K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,339

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants, 19 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Boston (+5 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Minneapolis and Irvine are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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"That the room for advancement was limited."
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Skills That Affect Senior Tax Accountant Salaries

Legal Research
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Microsoft Word
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Tax Compliance
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Tax Consulting
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Microsoft Excel
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Research Analysis
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Sales Tax Reports
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Microsoft Office
0%

Financial Reporting
0%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$69,000

Tax Preparation
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Accounting
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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