Tax Consultant Salary

With the highest median pay of $98K, late-career Tax Consultants make much more than the national average ($58K annually) for those in this field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $57K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $98K on average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,090 - $87,207
(Median)
$44K
$58K
$87K
MEDIAN: $57,526
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$9.96 - $45.62
(Median)
$10
$20
$46
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,090 - $87,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,752  
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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$39,827 - $93,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,752  
   
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).
)
$39,827 - $93,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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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Common Career Paths for Tax Consultant


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Many Tax Consultants move into a Tax Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $91K per year.

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Salaries are easily beat at Deloitte Tax LLP, where median pay comes to just $59K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $51K and ending at $82K, range in salary is rather small.


Tax Consultants typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.

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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

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 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
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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