The national average salary for Tax Consultants is $58K per year; by contrast, late-career professionals enjoy a significantly higher average pay rate, around $121K. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $58K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $67K. Tax Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $121K. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$47,741 - $85,996
(Median)
$48K
$58K
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MEDIAN: $58,020
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$11.33 - $90.30
(Median)
$11
$24
$90
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$47,741 - $85,996  
   
Bonus
$500 - $10,056  
Profit Sharing
$3,439  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$43,025 - $99,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $90.30  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $43.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$500 - $10,056  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,439  
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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$43,025 - $99,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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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While Tax Consultants do not often become Tax Managers, the job pays $92K per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Tax Consultant


Employees at Deloitte Tax LLP enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $61K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $51K and higher ones not far away at only $78K.

Pay for Tax Consultants is the lowest at Deloitte, which has a median salary of $56K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $77K.

Popular Skills for Tax Consultant


Survey takers who work as Tax Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.

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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 105%


Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Tax Consultant Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 1%

Tax Compliance
0%

National Average
$59,000

Tax Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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