Tax Accounting Manager Salary

Just over a half of Tax Accounting Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $56K to $137K per year, and the average comes out to $86K per year. Final cash compensation to Tax Accounting Managers varies from around $56K to approximately $137K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $29K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Tax Accounting Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Tax Accounting Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,048 - $125,424
MEDIAN: $85,579

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National Salary Data (?
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$60,048 - $125,424  
$970 - $15,118  
Profit Sharing
$1,930 - $29,361  
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).
$56,250 - $136,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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Job Description for Tax Accounting Manager

A tax accountant manager is a person who supervises the preparation of tax reports on monthly, quarterly, and yearly bases. The tax account manager helps to ensure compliance with existing federal tax laws, typically supervising a team of tax accountants for the company. The tax accountant manager will also normally be responsible for reporting tax expenses for official documentation purposes, as well as tax process auditing. Finally, the tax account manager helps the company with tax planning moving forward, helping the company control this expense as much as possible.


Tax Accounting Manager Tasks

  • Interact with clients to obtain necessary information, identify needs, and meet deadlines.
  • Supervise tax accounting staff and all reporting.
  • Prepare and review reporting requirements and documentation for income, taxation, and compliance.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and improve tax reporting process and reports.

Common Career Paths for Tax Accounting Manager

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Advancing into a Senior Tax Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Tax Accounting Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $120K per year.

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Tax Accounting Managers only report a few specific skills. Those familiar with Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation and Tax Compliance will likely experience a boost in pay, earning between 5 percent to 17 percent above the national average.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Accounting Manager

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

Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $75K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $92K. Tax Accounting Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $88K.

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Experience Affects Tax Accounting Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Tax Accounting Manager Salaries

Tax Consulting
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


55 %
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%