Tax Attorney Salary

Average pay for Tax Attorneys in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($101K). Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Tax Attorneys who answered the questionnnaire. Most Tax Attorneys like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$58,628 - $203,931
$59K
$100K
$200K
MEDIAN: $100,754
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$24.57 - $125.00
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$0$231K
Salary $58,628 - $203,931
Bonus $3,411 - $49,458
Profit Sharing $15,500
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$57,895 - $231,278
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 181
Hourly Data $0$125
Hourly Rate $36.00
Overtime $42.50
Annual Data $0$231K
Bonus $3,411 - $49,458
Profit Sharing $15,500
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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$57,895 - $231,278
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Tax Attorney

A tax attorney is a lawyer whose specializes in guiding clients through the intricacies of tax law to help them to make the best possible financial and legal decisions. Corporations may have a tax attorney as part of their legal team to advise them and prevent them from making any expensive revenue-reporting mistakes. Many larger law firms also keep general tax attorneys on staff to assist individual clients either with proactive advice on financial matters or with revenue service inquiries or hearings. Tax attorneys also provide counsel and legal representation for clients who are undergoing an audit or face penalties or legal proceedings (such as those regarding past tax payments). In these cases, the tax attorney must provide the best possible advice for the client and help negotiate the most favorable settlement possible.

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Popular Skills for Tax Attorney


Professional skills reported by Tax Attorneys are few in number. Those who have experience with Tax Consulting, Legal Research, and Tax Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Tax Compliance. Most people experienced in Tax Compliance also know Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Attorney

Pay by Experience for a Tax Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Tax Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 118 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tax Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Tax Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $186,000 based on 41 salaries. A Tax Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $196,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,364

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Tax Attorneys will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 59 percent. Tax Attorneys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+29 percent), Washington (+28 percent), Houston (+22 percent), and Atlanta (+12 percent). Tax Attorneys in Detroit report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 40 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 30 percent less in Miami and 22 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Tax Attorney

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Tax Attorney Salaries

▲91%

▲82%

▲35%

National Average
$102,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Tax Attorney Salaries


National Average
$102,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 18%
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