Senior Tax Analyst Salary

For Senior Tax Analysts, annual average wages total $79K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Tax Analysts bottoms out near $59K and approaches $101K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $11K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Tax Analysts (58 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Senior Tax Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,667 - $93,629
$59K
$79K
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MEDIAN: $78,590
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$15.21 - $45.84
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MEDIAN: $29.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,667 - $93,629  
   
Bonus
$1,970 - $10,862  
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $7,111  
Total Pay (?
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$59,385 - $101,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $45.84  
   
Overtime
$8.56 - $69.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,970 - $10,862  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $7,111  
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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$59,385 - $101,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Senior Tax Analyst

A senior tax analyst is a management-level worker who performs a variety of tasks related to ensuring their organization complies with all tax regulations and reporting requirements. They develop compliant tax policies for the company, implements them, and generates reports on their financial impact. The senior tax analyst helps companies negotiate changing tax laws and regulations. They are expected to find the most effective ways for a company to meet its tax obligations, while also taking advantage of all opportunities related to credits and exemptions.

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Senior Tax Analyst Tasks

  • Reconcile tax accounts.
  • Prepare all estimated tax payment calculations for the federal and state income tax jurisdictions.
  • Input tax provision data and forecast into tax provision software.
  • Prepare state income tax documents, including decoupling modifications and apportionment documents.
  • Prepare tax compliance documents, including all necessary forms.

Common Career Paths for Senior Tax Analyst


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Many Senior Tax Analysts move into Tax Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $93K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Analyst


Survey results show that Senior Tax Analysts typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Tax Compliance, Microsoft Excel, Tax Preparation, and Tax Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales Tax Reports. The majority of those who know Tax Compliance also know Tax Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Tax Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Tax Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Tax Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Senior Tax Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 87 salaries. A Senior Tax Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,717

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

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Tax Analysts, 16 percent above the national average. Senior Tax Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+5 percent), Detroit (+3 percent), Chicago (+2 percent), and New York (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Irvine, which sits 41 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Columbus and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).

Senior Tax Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Tax Analyst?

Senior Tax Analyst in Atlanta:
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Pros: I work in the field of excise taxes and their are many constant new and developing changes within this field that keeps everything interesting. This field has many things to know and understand ,and I am always learning knew things and developing my knowledge of the industry. It is providing me with some management and training experience and is the reason I have been recently promoted. I also have a background in real estate development and construction and I get to touch on that while handling property taxes. The job is very laid back in the time I have to be at the office. I am able to arrive late or get there really early and can leave whenever I want. There is not a dress code and they are very laid back about your appearance, which is a great perk. My boss is typically very good to work with and we and everyone in our department have gotten along terrifically sense I have been there. Since I had started there 2.5 years ago I felt I was being treated fairly until the last 6 mo.
Cons: During tax compliance which is about 2 weeks out of every month things are very hectic and stressful with trying to meet deadlines. New people are starting to come into the office as we have had many people retire lately, which is starting to change the dynamic in the office, but as of today I am unsure if that is in a good or bad way. I was passed up at work, despite the fact that I had been running the excise tax area of the company for the last year and a half while our Excise Tax Manager, who was forced to retire from health reasons and being age 68. Of course I am still learning and asking questions but it really makes me feel as if I am not being valued as an employee the way the situation was handled. When they hired the new excise tax manager, they promoted me to senior with a minuscule pay increase for the amount of stress and work I had been and still undertaking.

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Key Stats for Senior Tax Analyst

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$83,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Analyst Salaries


Tax Preparation
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$83,000


Sales Tax Reports
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 7%