Tax Consultant Salary

Median pay for Tax Consultants in the United States is around $57K per year. Overall cash earnings for Tax Consultants stretch from $39K on the lower end to $97K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $17K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Tax Consultants. Men working as Tax Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$41,565 - $87,242
(Median)
$42K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $57,197
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$9.91 - $37.10
(Median)
$9
$19
$37
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,565 - $87,242  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,573  
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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$39,369 - $97,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $37.10  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,573  
   
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).
)
$39,369 - $97,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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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Advancing into a Tax Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Tax Consultants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $91K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Tax Consultants typically report just a few professional skills. Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Tax Compliance tend to be skilled in Tax Consulting as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Consultant

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Tax Consultants. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $56K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Tax Consultants make a median salary of $74K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $101K.

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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 75%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%