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Senior Tax Analyst Salary

Senior Tax Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $72K annually. Cash earnings of Senior Tax Analysts can occasionally include $9K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $55K to almost $95K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Tax Analysts (57 percent) survey respondents.

$55,248 - $90,624
(Median)
$55K
$72K
$91K
MEDIAN: $72,443
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$19.58 - $45.60
(Median)
$20
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$55,248 - $90,624  
   
Bonus
$964 - $9,082  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,123  
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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$54,630 - $95,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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
$964 - $9,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,123  
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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$54,630 - $95,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 who move on to become Tax Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Tax Managers get paid an average of $91K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Analyst


Typical Senior Tax Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $73K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Tax Analysts make a median salary of $75K. Senior Tax Analysts who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $80K.

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Experience Affects Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%



National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Tax Consulting
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Tax Compliance
0%

National Average
$75,000

Tax Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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