Tax Consultant Salary (United States)

A Tax Consultant earns an average salary of $55,372 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Tax Consultant Total Pay (?
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$40,630 - $86,379
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MEDIAN: $55,372
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Tax Consultant Total Pay (?
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$9.91 - $37.10
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,630 - $86,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,557  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$38,900 - $97,840  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $37.10  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $50.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,557  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$38,900 - $97,840  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Tax Consultant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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New York
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Columbus
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San Jose
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Chicago
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Houston
0%
National Average
$56,000
Dallas
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Experienced
up arrow 36%
Mid-Career
up arrow 31%
National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Tax Consultant Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 4%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%
National Average
$56,000
Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%
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