Tax Associate Salary

Tax Associates usually earn approximately $54K per year in the United States, but Moss Adams LLP offers a significantly higher median of $62K. Other leaders in compensation levels are PricewaterhouseCoopers at $58K, EY (Ernst & Young) at $57K, and KPMG, LLP, where Tax Associates annually earn $57K. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,707 - $64,552
(Median)
$45K
$54K
$65K
MEDIAN: $54,015
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$8.82 - $26.12
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$8
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$44,707 - $64,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,064  
Profit Sharing
$119.19 - $4,077  
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).
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$40,915 - $65,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 925
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $26.12  
   
Overtime
$13.36 - $42.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$119.19 - $4,077  
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).
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$40,915 - $65,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Job Description for Tax Associate

A tax associate ensures their company is reporting their finances and submitting tax paperwork in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Tax associates generally do not work independently, but instead are hired on as part of a team. The tax associate reviews their company's financial records to verify that the company is in compliance with laws (such as Internal Revenue Service requirements). They also must ensure the company is paying proper taxes for payroll, income, investments, and property. The tax associate generally has access to many different company financial documents to guarantee the correct taxes are being paid. They must be highly organized to keep track of these files, and they must follow any relevant company privacy rules and privacy laws.

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Tax Associate Tasks

  • Ensure compliance to timelines, information requests and legal requirements.
  • Research and explain tax information, needs and paperwork, offering advice.
  • Use software to enter data and file taxes for clients.
  • Collect, validate and return tax documents.

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Popular Skills for Tax Associate


Survey results suggest that Tax Associates use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, Microsoft Excel, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quickbooks. Most people who know Tax Compliance also know Accounting.

Pay Difference by Location


For Tax Associates, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Tax Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+11 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Boston (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Tax Associate?

Tax Associate in Phoenix:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Focus on developing employees, quick accession to higher levels.
Cons: Long hours, no increase in pay with regards to designations/education.

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Experience Affects Tax Associate Salaries



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Tax Associate Salaries


Tax Compliance
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$54,000

Accounting
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Tax Preparation
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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