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Senior Tax Analyst Salary

Senior Tax Analysts in the United States take home approximately $72K annually on average. Incomes of Senior Tax Analysts vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $9K cause paychecks to spread between $53K on the low end and $95K on the high end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$53,033 - $90,806
(Median)
53K
62K
72K
81K
91K
MEDIAN: $71,513
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$19.49 - $43.50
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$53,033 - $90,806  
   
Bonus
$503 - $9,013  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $8,909  
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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$53,009 - $95,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.49 - $43.50  
   
Overtime
$29.07 - $53.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $9,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $8,909  
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).
)
$53,009 - $95,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
United States (change)

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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Tax Manager. The average pay for a Tax Manager is $90K annually.

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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Analyst


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Senior Tax Analysts who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, Tax Preparation, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Tax Compliance indicates knowledge of Tax Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Analyst

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $72K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $76K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. 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 $77K.

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Experience Affects Senior Tax Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

Tax Consulting
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Tax Compliance
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National Average
$74,000

Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%