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Senior Tax Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Tax Specialist is $65,175 per year. A skill in Tax Consulting is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Senior Tax Specialist Salary (?
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$43,314 - $92,101
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $65,174
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Senior Tax Specialist Salary (?
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$13.81 - $32.04
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,314 - $92,101  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $10,284  
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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$39,836 - $95,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $32.04  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $37.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$493.16 - $10,284  
   
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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$39,836 - $95,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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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Experience Affects Senior Tax Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$65,000
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Specialist Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 15%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%
National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%