Senior Tax Manager Salary

Senior Tax Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $130K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Senior Tax Managers — which occasionally include more than $26K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $94K to approximately $187K. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the specific company are driving factors as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Tax Managers making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Senior Tax Managers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$91,902 - $169,399
$92K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $129,744
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$11.92 - $64.11
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MEDIAN: $41.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$91,902 - $169,399  
   
Bonus
$3,105 - $25,515  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$94,415 - $186,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 580
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Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$49.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,105 - $25,515  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
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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$94,415 - $186,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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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Many Senior Tax Managers transition into upper-level Tax Director positions. Tax Directors earn a median of $160K per year. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant is, more often than not, the most common role that Senior Tax Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Certified Public Accountant is $59K. Another frequent advance is for Senior Tax Managers to assume a Tax Accounting Firm Partner role; in this role, workers often take home $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 among the top companies that take on many Senior Tax Managers. Employees of Deloitte Tax LLP can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $154K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $91K to $226K.

Popular Skills for Senior Tax Manager


Senior Tax Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, Legal Research, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $80K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $132K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $142K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $140K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $138,151

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

For Senior Tax Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Senior Tax Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+21 percent), New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). In Charlotte, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (8 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 88 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Senior Tax Manager Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$138,000

▼4%

▼42%

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Manager Salaries

Tax Compliance
▼0%

Tax Consulting
▼0%

National Average
$138,000



▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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