Senior Tax Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Tax Specialist is $64,945 per year. A skill in Tax Consulting is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Senior Tax Specialist Total Pay (?
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$43,134 - $89,825
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MEDIAN: $64,944
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Senior Tax Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.86 - $31.96
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,134 - $89,825  
   
Bonus
$513 - $10,108  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $7,500  
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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$40,017 - $94,003  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $31.96  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $37.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$513 - $10,108  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $7,500  
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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$40,017 - $94,003  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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Job Description for Senior Tax Specialist

Senior tax specialists work to ensure that a company's taxes are all taken care of so that the company is level with the IRS. Senior tax specialists must know all of the ins and outs of tax laws--which are constantly changing--so they must be prepared to always be learning for their job. If a company is audited and they did not report their taxes properly, the company could owe money and in some cases be in serious trouble for tax evasion.
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Senior Tax Specialist Tasks
  • Compile information including sales tax reports, use tax accruals, inventory, accounts payable and fixed asset reports.
  • Analyze and code fixed invoices, repair invoices, and apply account classification.
  • Prepare federal, state and local income tax filings with quarterly estimates, extensions and tax returns.
  • Balance, analyze, prepare, and/or process asset sales, disposals, general ledger accounts, tax returns, and invoices.
  • Identify tax issues that arise in the compliance process.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Specialist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Dallas
0%
National Average
$65,000
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Experience Affects Senior Tax Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Specialist Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 15%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%
National Average
$65,000
Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 25%

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Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%
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