Senior Tax Analyst Salary

Senior Tax Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $72K per year on average. Overall cash earnings of Senior Tax Analysts stretch from $54K near the bottom to $95K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $9K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Senior Tax Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,717 - $90,651
(Median)
$55K
$72K
$91K
MEDIAN: $72,473
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$19.58 - $45.60
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$20
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$54,717 - $90,651  
   
Bonus
$515 - $9,139  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,091  
Total Pay (?
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$54,297 - $95,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.58 - $45.60  
   
Overtime
$29.15 - $53.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$515 - $9,139  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,091  
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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$54,297 - $95,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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 Tax Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Tax Managers earn $91K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Analyst


Senior Tax Analysts typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Tax Compliance also know Tax Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Analyst

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $73K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $77K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Tax Analysts make a median salary of $74K. 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.

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Experience Affects Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%


National Average
$75,000



Skills That Affect Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 1%

Tax Compliance
0%

Tax Preparation
0%

National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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