Senior Tax Analyst Salary

Senior Tax Analysts in the United States take home approximately $78K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Senior Tax Analysts varies from around $59K to approximately $100K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $11K and $7K, respectively. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Work is enjoyable for Senior Tax Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$59,052 - $93,589
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MEDIAN: $78,046
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$15.46 - $45.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,052 - $93,589  
   
Bonus
$1,968 - $10,717  
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $7,111  
Total Pay (?
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$59,476 - $100,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 332
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Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $45.87  
   
Overtime
$8.56 - $69.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,968 - $10,717  
   
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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$59,476 - $100,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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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Senior Tax Analysts often transition into upper-level roles like Tax Manager, for which the average compensation is $93K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Analyst


Senior Tax Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Tax Compliance, Microsoft Excel, Tax Consulting, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales Tax Reports. 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 in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $75K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $84K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. 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 $88K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,128

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

For Senior Tax Analysts, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Senior Tax Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+6 percent), Chicago (+4 percent), Detroit (+3 percent), and New York (+3 percent). Senior Tax Analysts in Irvine take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 41 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (19 percent lower) and San Diego (18 percent lower).

Senior Tax Analyst Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Senior Tax Analyst

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

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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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$82,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Analyst Salaries


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$82,000



Sales Tax Reports
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

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: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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