Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountant Salary

Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants can expect wages of $63K annually on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $51K to approximately $81K. Geography 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 a majority. The majority of Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants (52 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,565 - $77,357
(Median)
$51K
$63K
$77K
MEDIAN: $62,836
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$20.27 - $33.48
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$20
$27
$33
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$50,565 - $77,357  
   
Bonus
$101.74 - $7,333  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $4,961  
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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$51,380 - $81,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $33.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$101.74 - $7,333  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $4,961  
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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$51,380 - $81,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountant


Many Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants can be found at EY (Ernst & Young), Deloitte Tax LLP, Grant Thornton Llp, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG, LLP, firms that are at the top of the field. Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants in search of the best pay head to PricewaterhouseCoopers, where the median salary rolls in at $73K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $90K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $62K.

Pay for Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants is the lowest at Grant Thornton Llp, which has a median salary of $65K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $82K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Senior Tax Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Philadelphia (+4 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Tampa and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 8 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%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 252 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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