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Tax Consultant Salary

Tax Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $57K per year. Cash earnings for Tax Consultants — which occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $100K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Tax Consultants (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$40,872 - $87,728
(Median)
$41K
$57K
$88K
MEDIAN: $56,649
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$9.86 - $48.05
(Median)
$9
$18
$48
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,872 - $87,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,184  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$38,655 - $100,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $48.05  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $50.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,184  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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).
)
$38,655 - $100,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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 only report a few specific skills. Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Tax Compliance tends to also indicate an understanding of Tax Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Consultant

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


For many Tax Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $56K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $69K. On average, Tax Consultants make $74K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $101K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 77%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Tax Consultant Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 4%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%