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Tax Specialist Salary

The average salary for a Tax Specialist is $48,629 per year. A skill in Payroll Tax Compliance is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$30,357 - $75,508
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,628
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90%

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$10.91 - $24.48
(Median)
$11
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,357 - $75,508  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $3,144  
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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$27,461 - $69,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $24.48  
   
Overtime
$14.49 - $38.77  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $3,144  
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).
)
$27,461 - $69,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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Job Description for Tax Specialist

Tax specialists work with individuals, small businesses, and large companies on tax-related issues. They are responsible for researching and understanding the implications of relevant tax laws, as well as meeting clients to gather information and explain their options. These specialist also meet with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and customs officials on behalf of the client, and they complete different tax forms and audit their clients' tax records. One of the tax specialist's primary duties is tax planning, advising clients on how to reduce the amount they must pay; they also work on tax compliance, preparing and submitting tax return forms.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tax Specialist

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

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Experience Affects Tax Specialist Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Tax Specialist Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 15%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%

Sales Tax Reports
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 18%
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