Tax Accounting Manager Salary

The majority of Tax Accounting Managers in the United States — a little more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $62K to $146K per year, and the median is $86K annually. Total cash earnings of Tax Accounting Managers range from $62K on the low end to $146K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $30K, respectively. Women make up the majority of Tax Accounting Managers (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Tax Accounting Managers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$64,430 - $131,124
MEDIAN: $86,405

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National Salary Data (?
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Tax Accounting Managers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation, and Tax Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning between 4 percent to 17 percent more than the national average.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Accounting Manager

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

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $78K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $91K. Tax Accounting Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $93K. 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 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%