Senior Tax Manager Salary

Senior Tax Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $129K annually. Total cash compensation for Senior Tax Managers runs from $96K to $184K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $25K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by geography and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Senior Tax Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. For the most part, Senior Tax Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$93,529 - $166,193
$94K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $129,091
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$12.08 - $64.69
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$65
MEDIAN: $42.68
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$0$183K
Salary $93,529 - $166,193
Bonus $3,024 - $25,448
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,405
Commission $27,500
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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$96,198 - $183,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 562
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $12.08 - $64.69
Overtime $65.88
Annual Data $0$183K
Bonus $3,024 - $25,448
Commission $27,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,405
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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$96,198 - $183,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Tax Manager


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Senior Tax Managers may enjoy increased earnings if they become Tax Directors. This seems to be a popular career move, and Tax Director earn a slightly higher median of $160K annually. A Certified Public Accountant role is the most common promotion for Senior Tax Managers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $59K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Senior Tax Managers is a Tax Accounting Firm Partner position, where earnings are usually $156K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Tax Manager


EY (Ernst & Young), KPMG, LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP, Eide Bailly, Llp, and Mcgladrey are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Senior Tax Managers. Although Deloitte Tax LLP heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $154K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $91K to $226K.

Popular Skills for Senior Tax Manager


Survey results imply that Senior Tax Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, Legal Research, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounting and Tax Preparation. The majority of those who know Tax Compliance also know Tax Preparation and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Manager

Pay by Experience for a Senior Tax Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Tax Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Tax Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 218 salaries. An experienced Senior Tax Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 383 salaries. A Senior Tax Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 115 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $137,340

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

For Senior Tax Managers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Tax Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Charlotte ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (7 percent less) and McLean (4 percent less).

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Key Stats for Senior Tax Manager

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Tax Manager Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$137,000

▼4%

▼42%

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Manager Salaries

Tax Consulting
▲1%

Tax Compliance
▼0%


National Average
$137,000


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%
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