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Tax Consultant Salary

The average Tax Consultant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $58K per year. In the world of Tax Consultants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $97K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Tax Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male Tax Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$42,974 - $87,306
(Median)
$43K
$58K
$87K
MEDIAN: $57,501
10%
50%
90%

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$9.93 - $45.96
(Median)
$9
$19
$46
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,974 - $87,306  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,573  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$39,502 - $97,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,573  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$39,502 - $97,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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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Tax Consultants often transition into Tax Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Tax Managers earn $91K per year.

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Tax Consultants only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Tax Preparation. Competency in Tax Compliance frequently indicates knowledge of Tax Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Consultant

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Tax Consultants. The average inexperienced worker earns $57K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $70K. Tax Consultants see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $98K on average.

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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Tax Consultant Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 3%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$58,000

Tax Preparation
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%
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