Tax Consultant Salary

For Tax Consultants, higher-than-average salaries are found among very senior workers, where employees bring in around $98K relative to the national average of $58K per year for others in this line of work. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $57K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $70K. On average, Tax Consultants make $72K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $98K. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,474 - $87,691
(Median)
$44K
$58K
$88K
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
$44,474 - $87,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,664  
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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$40,062 - $95,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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 - $16,664  
   
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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$40,062 - $95,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Tax Consultants might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Tax Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $91K per year.

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The lowest salaries can be found at Deloitte Tax LLP — median pay is $59K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $51K and only reaching $81K.


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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 60 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: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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