Tax Consultant Salary

Average Tax Consultants in the United States make around $57K annually. In the world of Tax Consultants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $94K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but geography and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Most Tax Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Tax Consultants making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,446 - $87,876

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$9.96 - $45.62

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,446 - $87,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,893  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,101  
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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$40,039 - $93,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $47.55  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,893  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,101  
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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$40,039 - $93,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Common Career Paths for Tax Consultant


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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 $91K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Tax Consultant


Tax Consultants will find the worst pay at Deloitte Tax LLP, where the median salary crawls in at $59K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $82K, leaving little room for growth.


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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Tax Preparation. Employees educated in Tax Compliance are typically practiced in Tax Consulting, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Consultant

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $57K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $70K on average. On average, Tax Consultants make $67K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $98K.

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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

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 57 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
9%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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