Tax Consultant Salary

With the highest median pay of $106K, highly experienced Tax Consultants make much more than the national average ($59K per year) for those in this field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $58K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $70K. On average, Tax Consultants make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $106K, a plump six-figure sum. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,189 - $89,678
(Median)
$45K
$59K
$90K
MEDIAN: $58,576
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90%

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$10.14 - $45.30
(Median)
$10
$20
$45
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,189 - $89,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,144  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,361  
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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$40,684 - $100,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $46.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,144  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,361  
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).
)
$40,684 - $100,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 $92K per year.

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Popular Skills for Tax Consultant


Survey takers who work as Tax Consultants usually 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. Those proficient in Tax Compliance are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 80%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Tax Consultant Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 2%

Tax Compliance
0%

National Average
$59,000

Tax Preparation
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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