Senior Tax Manager Salary

Compensation for Senior Tax Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($124K). In the world of Senior Tax Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $88K and $185K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the individual firm. Male Senior Tax Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. The majority of Senior Tax Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$85,372 - $170,740
(Median)
$85K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $124,128
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$17.02 - $60.50
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$17
$42
$60
MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$85,372 - $170,740  
   
Bonus
$2,610 - $24,763  
Profit Sharing
$1,174 - $10,050  
Commission
$4,000 - $7,000  
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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$87,883 - $185,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 853
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.02 - $60.50  
   
Overtime
$23.58 - $42.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,610 - $24,763  
   
Commission
$4,000 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,174 - $10,050  
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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$87,883 - $185,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Senior Tax Manager

The primary role that senior tax managers fill is ensuring corporate compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal tax obligations. In addition, senior tax managers develop internal policies relating to taxation and implement these policies into existing accounting practices. Oversight of internal audits is another important aspect of senior tax managers’ duties.

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Senior Tax Manager Tasks

  • Manage and document compliance.
  • Oversee tax planning and research, and create plans and goals to advise clients.
  • Research and document tax strategies and new laws.
  • Mentor and review tax associates to develop people and revenue.
  • Lead primary review of complicated or unusual tax documents.

Common Career Paths for Senior Tax Manager


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Senior Tax Managers often end up in upper-level roles like Tax Director. Tax Directors bring home $157K annually on average. The most common career progression for Senior Tax Managers leads to becoming a Certified Public Accountant, where pay is typically $59K. However, many Senior Tax Managers also opt to become Tax Accounting Firm Partners, a position that pays $155K on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Tax Manager


Deloitte Tax LLP offers the largest salaries in town ($143K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $108K to $202K.

Popular Skills for Senior Tax Manager


Senior Tax Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Tax Consulting, Legal Research, Tax Compliance, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Tax Preparation. For most people, competency in Tax Compliance indicates knowledge of Tax Preparation and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Manager

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


In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $85K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $127K. Senior Tax Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $135K. For some reason, Senior Tax Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $129K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Tax Managers, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Senior Tax Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Charlotte (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (5 percent lower) and Chicago (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Tax Manager Salaries


National Average
$132,000



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Skills That Affect Senior Tax Manager Salaries

Tax Consulting
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$132,000

Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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