Tax Accounting Manager Salary

Slightly more than 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 $55K to $143K per year, and the average comes out to $85K per year. Final cash compensation to Tax Accounting Managers varies from around $55K to approximately $143K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $30K, respectively. Most Tax Accounting Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Tax Accounting Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$59,173 - $128,738
MEDIAN: $85,492

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National Salary Data (?
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$59,173 - $128,738  
$-0.49 - $15,130  
Profit Sharing
$2,281 - $29,590  
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).
$54,874 - $143,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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.

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Tax Accounting Managers often transition into Senior Tax Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Tax Managers earn $121K per year.

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Tax Accounting Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation, and Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts ranging from 7 percent to 18 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $79K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $92K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Tax Accounting Managers report making only $86K on average.

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


56 %
44 %

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: 57% employee benefits None: 10%