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Tax Consultant Salary

Tax Consultants in the United States earn $57K annually on average across the nation, but highly experienced workers receive a significantly higher median of $98K. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $57K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $70K. Tax Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $98K on average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$43,290 - $87,089
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$43K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $57,451
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$9.96 - $45.62
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$46
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,290 - $87,089  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,485  
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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$39,645 - $95,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,485  
   
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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$39,645 - $95,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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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 $82K.


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. 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 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Tax Consultant Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 4%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Tax Preparation
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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