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Tax Accounting Manager Salary

Approximately half of Tax Accounting Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $56K to $135K per year, but median earnings come to around $85K per year. Total incomes of Tax Accounting Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $29K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $56K and $135K. Women Tax Accounting Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$58,664 - $124,386
MEDIAN: $85,054

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$58,664 - $124,386  
$974 - $15,242  
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).
$55,678 - $135,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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 $120K per year.

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Tax Accounting Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation, and Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts ranging from 4 percent to 16 percent.

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 $72K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $91K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $101K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $90K.

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Experience Affects Tax Accounting Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Tax Accounting Manager Salaries

Tax Consulting
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Tax Preparation
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Tax Compliance
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


51 %
49 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 12%