Tax Consultant Salary

With the highest median pay of $125K, highly experienced Tax Consultants make much more than the national average ($58K annually) for those in this field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $57K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $61K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $125K, a plump six-figure sum. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,106 - $90,502
$46K
$58K
$91K
MEDIAN: $58,020
10%
50%
90%

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$11.67 - $90.75
$12
$23
$91
MEDIAN: $23.05
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,106 - $90,502  
   
Bonus
$486.45 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Commission
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$41,473 - $106,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $90.75  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $102.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$486.45 - $10,304  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$41,473 - $106,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Tax Consultant

Tax consultants work with clients on their tax-related issues, such as filing a tax return. For individuals and businesses with complicated estates, preparing a tax return may be legally and logistically complex; due to the complexity and length of these returns, a tax professional is often retained by the client over multiple years.

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It's not very common for Tax Consultants to move on to become Tax Managers. Average pay for a Tax Manager is $93K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Tax Consultant


Pay for Tax Consultants is best at Deloitte Tax LLP, which offers a median salary of $61K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $51K to $76K.

Tax Consultants will find the worst pay at Deloitte, where the median salary crawls in at $55K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $77K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Tax Consultant


Job skills reported by Tax Consultants are limited. Those who have experience with Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Tax Preparation. Most people experienced in Tax Compliance also know Tax Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Consultant

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,610

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

For Tax Consultants, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Tax Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+18 percent), New York (+11 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), and San Jose (+5 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Indianapolis (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Tax Consultant

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

▲113%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$59,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Tax Consultant Salaries


Tax Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$59,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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