Tax Accounting Manager Salary

A little 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 $62K to $146K per year, and the average comes out to $86K per year. In the world of Tax Accounting Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $62K and $146K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $30K, respectively. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Tax Accounting Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Tax Accounting Managers (63 percent) survey participants are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$64,430 - $131,124
MEDIAN: $86,405

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$64,430 - $131,124  
$993 - $15,280  
Profit Sharing
$2,265 - $29,799  
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).
$62,263 - $146,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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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Many Tax Accounting Managers move into a Senior Tax Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $122K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tax Accounting Manager

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

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $78K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $91K. On average, Tax Accounting Managers make $93K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $88K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Tax Accounting Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Tax Accounting Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


63 %
37 %

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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 9%