Tax Consultant Salary

Tax Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $59K per year, with late-career workers pulling down $125K on average. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $57K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $61K. Tax Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Tax Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $125K. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,665 - $87,051
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MEDIAN: $58,564
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$11.28 - $90.45
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$0$104K
Salary $45,665 - $87,051
Bonus $498.33 - $13,489
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$39,995 - $104,273
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 184
Hourly Data $0$90
Hourly Rate $11.28 - $90.45
Overtime $8.00 - $77.50
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $498.33 - $13,489
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$39,995 - $104,273
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

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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 $93K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Tax Consultant


Although Deloitte Tax LLP offers the highest salaries (median pay is $61K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $51K to $76K.

Deloitte offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $55K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $49K to $77K.

Popular Skills for Tax Consultant


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. Those proficient in Tax Compliance are, more often than not, also skilled in Tax Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Tax Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Tax Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 159 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tax Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Tax Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 21 salaries. A Tax Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,016

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For Tax Consultants, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Tax Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+17 percent), New York (+10 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), and San Jose (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland. Atlanta and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Tax Consultant

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

▲112%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$59,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Tax Consultant Salaries


National Average
$59,000

Tax Compliance
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 18%
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