Senior Tax Analysts in the United States take home approximately $77K per year on average. Cash earnings for Senior Tax Analysts — including $10K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $59K to $99K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Most Senior Tax Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Senior Tax Analysts (60 percent) who took the survey are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$59,030 - $93,364
(Median)
$59K
$77K
$93K
MEDIAN: $77,103
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$16.01 - $45.70
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$16
$29
$46
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$59,030 - $93,364  
   
Bonus
$1,912 - $10,234  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $7,149  
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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$59,389 - $99,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$16.01 - $45.70  
   
Overtime
$8.62 - $67.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,912 - $10,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $7,149  
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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$59,389 - $99,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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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Many Senior Tax Analysts move into Tax Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $92K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Analyst


Survey results suggest that Senior Tax Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales Tax Reports. It is often found that people who know Tax Compliance are also skilled 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 $75K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $83K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Senior Tax Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $81K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,989

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

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Tax Analysts, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 11 percent above the national average. Senior Tax Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+11 percent), San Francisco (+8 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Tax Analysts in Irvine earning a whopping 40 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Milwaukee and Columbus (18 percent less).

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




National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Tax Compliance
0%

Tax Consulting
0%

National Average
$81,000

Tax Preparation
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Sales Tax Reports
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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