Senior Tax Analyst Salary

Median pay for Senior Tax Analysts in the United States is around $72K per year. Overall cash earnings for Senior Tax Analysts vary widely between $54K and $95K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $9K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Tax Analysts (58 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$54,745 - $90,290

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$19.58 - $45.60

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$54,745 - $90,290  
   
Bonus
$507 - $8,999  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $8,770  
Total Pay (?
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$54,325 - $94,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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
$507 - $8,999  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $8,770  
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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$54,325 - $94,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Advancing into a Tax Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Senior Tax Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income 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. 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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $73K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $77K. On average, Senior Tax Analysts make $74K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $80K on average.

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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 4%

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 50 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
21%
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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