Senior Tax Analyst Salary

The average Senior Tax Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $74K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Tax Analysts — including $10K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $56K to $96K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Tax Analysts (58 percent) survey respondents. Most Senior Tax Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$56,216 - $91,656
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MEDIAN: $74,168
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$19.38 - $45.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$56,216 - $91,656  
   
Bonus
$983 - $9,811  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $9,060  
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$55,851 - $96,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 457
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.38 - $45.61  
   
Overtime
$28.63 - $55.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$983 - $9,811  
   
Profit Sharing
$975 - $9,060  
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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$55,851 - $96,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Tax Analyst


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Senior Tax Analysts often transition into upper-level roles like Tax Manager, for which the average compensation is $92K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Analyst


Survey results show that Senior Tax Analysts use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales Tax Reports. Most people skilled in Tax Compliance are similarly competent in Tax Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $74K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $79K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Senior Tax Analysts see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Senior Tax Analysts who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,505

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

Detroit offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Tax Analysts, 18 percent above the national average. Senior Tax Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+14 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). Senior Tax Analysts in Irvine report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 37 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 27 percent less in Wichita and 13 percent less in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Senior Tax Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Senior Tax Analyst?

Senior Tax Analyst in Atlanta:
"Senior Tax Analyst Review."
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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Experience Affects Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Senior Tax Analyst Salaries


Tax Compliance
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Tax Consulting
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National Average
$77,000

Tax Preparation
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Sales Tax Reports
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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