Salaries for Tax Attorneys in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($101K) per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Tax Attorneys greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-half. The majority of Tax Attorneys claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$58,539 - $205,744
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MEDIAN: $101,366
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$58,539 - $205,744  
   
Bonus
$3,030 - $50,133  
Profit Sharing
$10,476  
Total Pay (?
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$57,813 - $237,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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Hourly Rate
$35.49  
   
Overtime
$42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Bonus
$3,030 - $50,133  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,476  
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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$57,813 - $237,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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


Survey takers who work as Tax Attorneys usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Tax Consulting, Legal Research, and Tax Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Tax Compliance. The majority of those who know Tax Compliance also know Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Attorney

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


Tax Attorneys generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $80K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $139K. For Tax Attorneys, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $189K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $225K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,977

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Tax Attorneys, 46 percent above the national average. Tax Attorneys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+29 percent), Washington (+27 percent), Atlanta (+25 percent), and Houston (+21 percent). Tax Attorneys in Detroit earn salaries far below the national average by 41 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Denver (29 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Tax Attorney

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Tax Attorney Salaries




National Average
$103,000


Skills That Affect Tax Attorney Salaries



National Average
$103,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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